Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Heart


“One love, one heart, one destiny.” 
― Bob Marley

“It's not that I can't live without you; it's that I don't want to.” 
― J. SterlingThe Perfect Game

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart,
and you shall see that in truth you are weeping 
for that which has been your delight.” 
― Kahlil Gibran


Midweek Motif ~ Heart

What's in your heart?  What does a heart say?  Have a heart.  
My heart is in your eyes.  Their hearts are in their throats.  Happy Valentine's Day.
What's in a day?



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40 comments:

  1. I love the quotes you chose, Susan. Thank you.

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    1. You are welcome my friend. Thank you for your poem! Good, Good. My heart is with you.

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  2. Just perfect for this week ~ Thanks for the quotes & prompt Susan ~ Happy Hearts Day to you & everyone ~

    Grace

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    1. Thank you, Grace. The same to you. Looking orward to your poem.

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    2. A sonnet for this lovely challenge ~ Happy day ~

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  3. Since you let the motif slip last week I wrote this right away and have been waiting for today to come so I can put it up. I'm going to my first ever poetry open mic tonight. I'm intending to get up and present. That is if I can get up the nerve. Anyway the reason I bring this up is because I practiced reading this in preparation and found myself choking on the last line. I guess your own poetry means the most to yourself. Snowflake took the perfect photo for this too . . . I hope you all like it.

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    1. Perfection! Have fun at the reading. Your listeners will love this poem. Read it slow; make it last. Where is the reading?

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    2. The open mic (every wed at 8 pm) is at Pauly's Hotel, 337 Central Ave, Albany NY (I don't know what it's like because I've never been there before.)

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    3. Hey! It'll be great. Just enjoy the other poets and they'll enjoy you.
      I lived up that way once: I earned an MA in theatre from SUNYA in 1985. Flew from there to Berkeley, CA and life took off too. Have a great week--stock up for the storm to come.

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  4. Hi all! This looks like a pretty neat place. I hope you like the poem; it's a pretty good love poem, even if I do want to be a nun. I wrote it for American Greetings. Alas, they never accepted it...

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    1. I'm glad you brought it here, Grace. Welcome.

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  5. I enjoy your prompts a lot...I always look forward to find out what you have come up with every week. Thanks

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    1. Wonderful, thanks. I'm trying to live up to a tradition Kim strengthened here at Poets United. I love your poems.

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  6. Thanks Susan for the wonderful prompt and I have managed a few lines at last...

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  7. Perfect for the week Susan, thank you! And Happy Valentine's to all :)

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    1. Thank you. Have a wonderful non-stress loving week.

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  8. Thank you for the prompt, it was nice to look at love from other perspectives.

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    1. Yes, I know. And what is inside those hidden chambers wants to speak!

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  9. Original art and a poem, a little dark. Hope you appreciate! Thanks, Susan, for your diligence here! :-)

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    1. You set the bar, you know. Thanks. And this poem! A few words and you cut to the core! wow.

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  10. Happy Valentine's, everyone! Love the theme. Thank you, Susan!

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  11. Susan,

    A lovely poetry prompt this week and so timely too:)
    I am pleased to have posted this, since with severe storms here at the moment, power cuts have already happened here in my town. Winter continues with such scary force.
    I shall visit all other Blogs, as and when it is possible for me, between battening down the house!!
    Eileen

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    1. Don't worry, Eileen. We'll be here when you are back to full power. Meanwhile, your poem left me with a full heart. Best wishes for a gentler storm than predicted and a fine week.

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  12. Mysterious and profound prompt; I can't wait to see what it inspires! Thank you.

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    1. The poems have been exceptional. Welcome.

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  13. I'm signing off for tonight, dear hearts. I'll be here again come morning.

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  14. Be still my heart.

    http://purplepeninportland.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/what-a-heart-says/

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  15. ah the heart a fickle fellow that ties us all in knots and takes away all reason

    Happy Valentine's Day to all ;)

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    1. Thank you for your poem and your photograph too. May you control your fickle fellow heart this V-day! or may you not??!

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  16. Wonderful quotes! Happy Valentine's Day poets~ What a lovely offering Susan!

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  17. Better late than never to join in, I trust. :)

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    1. Yes! I would have hated to miss these. A new favorite for me, Each a meditation complete. Together, an entire bouquet.

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    2. Oh, thank you! I'm enjoying catching up with everyone else's. :)

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  18. glad to have be able to catch the midweek heart.... can't wait to read the response.... oh, love that poetry... bob marley what a poet!!! ...

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    1. I didn't see a way to comment on your site. What a magical poem! I love that stop motion in the entire dome of night. Beautiful.

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