Desire Poem by Alice Walker

Desire

Rating: 3.7


My desire
is always the same; wherever Life
deposits me:
I want to stick my toe
& soon my whole body
into the water.
I want to shake out a fat broom
& sweep dried leaves
bruised blossoms
dead insects
& dust.
I want to grow
something.
It seems impossible that desire
can sometimes transform into devotion;
but this has happened.
And that is how I've survived:
how the hole
I carefully tended
in the garden of my heart
grew a heart
to fill it.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Susan Williams 25 January 2016

Beautiful- -beautiful- -beautiful. And wise, So very very very wise about how to go on with life when you have a hole in your heart.

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M Asim Nehal 25 January 2016

Wonderful write, I carefully tended in the garden of my heart grew a heart to fill it.

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Kim Barney 25 January 2016

This poem is excellent! Why have 23 voters only given it a 6.9 out of ten rating? They should be ashamed.

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Pheko Motaung 25 January 2016

Thank you for sharing this deep and profound poem.My soul has received the blesssed spiritual cleansing.Through your wise words.

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Pranab K Chakraborty 25 January 2016

It seems impossible that desire can sometimes transform into devotion; .............................Yes, it's called wisdom.

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Chinedu Dike 28 July 2021

Insightful and very heartfelt....

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 November 2020

It seems impossible that desire can sometimes transform into devotion; but this has happened. yes it is true, Desire can transform into devotion. thank you for this verse. tony

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A B Faniki 28 July 2019

Heartfelt and beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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demarcus smith 31 January 2019

good job on this poem

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 01 July 2018

Nice message brought out in this poem.

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Alice Walker

Alice Walker

Eatonton Georgia
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