I must say thank you to the wonderful Jennifer Bullis for her inspiring tribute, created in response to a series of art work I did in which I posed the question ‘What Would Fall Out If The Heart Were A Pocket and We Were Each Turned Upside Down?’
Please pop over at her blog Poetry at the Intersection of Mythology and Hiking to read her work and see her poem, a poem that installed a sweet ache in my own heart……… What Would fall Out, If The Heart Were A Pocket, and We Were Each Turned Upside Down’
Dare I pose the question, dear readers; what are you keeping in your pockets?
My Heart Pocket
in the deepest spots
the sweetest spots.
Big things that shouldn’t and can’t but do,
things bigger than even I.
And now with the rushing and flooding
of life gathering under the crown,
of gems past, present and
alongside the shoving and pooling
of desperate rust and magenta survival,
there is a tinkling and a thudding,
a shining and a burrowing.
A pyramid of sugar
of slowly melting crystal
my upturned gaze.