Monday, March 8, 2010

Heart Line



It starts with a crack. 
You know the kind — 
a rock hits your windshield  
and over the years  
the crack slowly wields its way  
across the entire glass of your car.  

Only this time  
it takes billions of years
The earth moves  
a rock shifts,
lifts and cracks.  

And on this crack  
thousands of years ago  
a soul, not unlike my own  
knows its intended work  
is for the heart  
to crack open.  

So the heart finds the line  
to rest on —  
knowing that as it cracks open  
again and again
life will continue to be lived  
on the edge.  

And the soul knows  
this is the work  
it's supposed to do  
no matter where it is  
or whose body it enters  
or how it is interpreted.  

The heart is meant  
to crack open  
over and over
until life is lived  
fully in passion  
fully in the mystery  
fully as a lover of the beloved.


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6 comments:

Tony Lawlor said...

Wow, Sherrie, your poems and accompanying artwork are increasing in power, getting right to the core of emotion and sensory experience. Beautiful work.

Holly Friesen said...

Beautiful words that conjure up images of an alphabet of the heart...lines and cracks that open one to the divine mystery.

Sherrie Lovler said...

Thank you, Tony. That's a powerful and beautiful comment and it touches my heart deeply.

Sherrie Lovler said...

And, thank you, Holly. I love it -- alphabet of the the heart! I just went to your blog and your artwork is beautiful and I love how you write about it.

Werner said...

Wey! Your soul speaks with clarity and creativity. Joanna Macy says "The heart that breaks open, can contain the whole world".

in light and dark,
tender heron heart

Matt D said...

"There's a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"-- Leonard Cohen

:)