Love – can break your heart

 

“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.”   –  Kahil Gibran

“Love is composed  of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”   –  Aristotle

“Where there is love there is life.”   –   Mahatma Gandhi

 

                                         

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Love- can break your heart

As our choir sang

Pour les maisons de la retrait

I bore witness

From the corner of

My eye

His devotion

Spills from

Pale blue eyes

Rarely leaving her side

Reading, anticipating

His efforts to

Reassure her

Albeit briefly

Respirations syncopate

As though

One heart beats

Pour tous les deux

I can feel fragile tissues

Weakening

The tenuous hold

On this life

Sa crainte

She could cross over

Without him

 Son coeur se briserait

*

Bisous,

Léa

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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7 Responses to Love – can break your heart

  1. claudia says:

    this is excellently captured… if you love much, the fear of losing the loved one becomes unbearable… really hit me esp. hard as my colleague just lost her husband… we cannot hold them… it’s tough…

  2. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely! The Happiest & Healthiest New Year to you Lea!

  3. This is so beautifully sad Lea. It reminds me of the devotion my father showed for my mother while she was in “a home”. He would sit with her every day all day, merely returning home to sleep. You have captured the sadness excellently. Wonderful poetry as always my lovely friend.

    Love

    Christine
    xxx

  4. claudia says:

    thought i’d stop by to wish you a wonderful new year…

  5. Sheila says:

    Very beautiful and true. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with love!

  6. Francina says:

    Very beautiful poem, Lea.

    • leamuse says:

      Thank you so very much Francina! I was really moved by the couple, if that came through at all, I have succeeded in a small way.

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