Whole

At the start
understanding comes easy
to my head, and I comprehend things,
dissecting them into their smallest components.
But the heart is another matter.
Things aren’t really real,
not to me,
and without that wholeness
only heart-knowing imparts, I’m lost.
The rush of blood must follow the spark of logic,
igniting the special alchemy
which yields the sought for truth,
in the end.

Our Safe Place by Gina Morely. See more of her
art at her blog, Daydream Believer.



This poem was inspired by the prompt given by Magaly Guerrero for Dark Poetry for the Cruelest Month 2016: Care to Swirl with Me? (Swirl Triquain)

31 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous writing Rommy :D Sigh indeed, one is often caught between what the heart and mind wants. Such a wonderful message at the end of your triquain :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. They are frequently at war, but they don't have to be.

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  2. Heart and mind, like 2 lone entities attempting to understand one another. This is so beautifully written and the artwork that accompanies the poem is so romantic and dreamy. They play well together. I love everything about this one.

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    1. I saw this artwork by Gina some time ago and loved it then. When I finished writing this one, I knew exactly which piece I wanted to use.

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  3. I hadn't named it when I blogged, but later called it "Our Safe Place". I think I like "Whole" better. It was a gift for my son and DL so your words fit perfectly. Honoured that you found inspiration from my art :D XXX

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    1. I've loved this piece since I first saw it. I'm thrilled to show it off.

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  4. This is so beautifully-penned Rommy. I caught my breath at the delicate relationship between heart and mind, as if I hear it for the first time. Superb depiction!

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    1. Thank you so much. I think the format for the prompt also helped me form my thoughts better. Sometimes a limit helps make a piece stronger.

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  5. You must read this one to me aloud! Oh, my goodness, Rommy. There is a wonderful kind of passion glowing out of these lines, out of what the speaker says about relationships with self and others, about how she shows us the blueprint of her growth... I'm in love. ♥

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    1. So far, this is my favorite one I've written this month. As I mentioned above, I'm grateful for the format for keeping my thoughts tight with this one, and that bit of restraint gets the point across so elegantly, it surprises me I wrote it!

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  6. This is filled with such beautiful truth! It deserves lots of shares!

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    1. LOL, hey I never say no to shares - share away! I think this is one of my better ones.

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  7. This refers to so much more than heart and head:
    "the alchemy between the two of them"
    - awesome.

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    1. I was hoping it'd be read that way. Thanks!

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  8. Hi Rommy! That was so awesome!!! I love the end,
    The heart must feel what the mind understands so that
    the alchemy between the two of them
    yields the truest wisdom...so true and your entire poem flowed so well.
    Great job! Hugs, Rasz
    in the end.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  9. Oh yes I think you're right.. there has to be both mind and heart.. the balance is the tricky thing

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    1. Also balance is a moving target. There's never one point you arrive at and stop working after that.

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  10. yeah i understand how he heart takes its time to understand

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    1. It has a learning curve quite different from the brain's.

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  11. Beautiful, just beautiful. The format really plays well with this.

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    1. And Gina's art catches my breath.

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    2. I was super pleased with the format helping me keep things tight in this poem. And I agree about Gina's artwork. It's so lovely.

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  12. I do love the swirling effect of this poem.

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    1. The format is a tricky one, and I learned a lot trying to work with it.

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  13. Very cool! I am learning so much about poetry from all of yours and others posts. I'm loving every word of it.

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    1. I learned a lot attempting this!

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