heart sounds

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1397 – The Journey Into Your Own Depth (inspired by Rumi)

“For this episode I have chosen a wonderful poem by Rumi, but this time the title is not from the poem itself, it is an interpretation by me, because … A few hours ago I was watching a TV-show and in that TV-show were a few renown Dutch artists, two of them father and son. The host of the TV-show asked the father the following question: “What would you like to say to your son now he is starting his own musical career?” The answer was as simple as was it beautiful: “Stay close to your heart. Follow your heart and not the commercial path of music. Create music you like and don’t let your music be different than your heart”.”

“Isn’t that an awesome philosophical answer? Stay close to you heart, create your own path. Isn’t that what we all strive for? Isn’t that what we try to do if we are creating our poems? Stay close to you heart, find your own style, find a style you like without betrayal of your heart.”

fragile wings
pointing the way to transformation –
the summerbreeze

lost in the woods
searching for a new path
between ferns
the early light of day
points the way to leave

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

hearts beat
each in its own rhythm
sounding the way


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to heart sounds

  1. 1sojournal says:

    The prompt itself is an Intriguing concept, and I really like where you went with it.



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