A Heart Full of Light

Night’s Piercing

A tiny diamond winks
the burnt blue sky

night’s nose piercing

she sports it
to remind you
despite your city’s sequins
she still knows
how to knock
you off
your heart

— Ruth Forman

_____

I continue to struggle with my computer.  Fixed one day, dead again the next.  I want to put up all the posts I’ve missed for April, backdated for the day I wrote them, but at the same time, I don’t feel like bothering.  Their moment is gone, right?  Except then there’s this post for my niece, and I don’t want to not acknowledge her birthday, so …

I love that my lovely, glittering gem of a niece has her birthday in April.  This way, I’m always writing poems for her.  She will surely find that totally corny, but I love it all the same.

Her strength and beauty astound me.
She’s a light, a brilliant flash. We
are and aren’t alike — in mind,
in face, in heart. But we are still
connected. My heart is hers, will
always feel itself caught, confined —
unable to fully express
this love that cannot obsolesce,
but flowers, keeps our hearts entwined.

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8 thoughts on “A Heart Full of Light

  1. I think it’s time for a new computer. Are you pc or mac… always time for MAC in my book!

    Love your connection with your niece. I remember those days with my gang. They grew away from me.
    Bonnie

    1. It’s interesting writing for your family. I once gave each of my family members a collection of fiction that I’d written about characters who were (and weren’t) them. It was a lot of fun to do, and really eye-opening. I keep thinking I’ll try it again (now that I’m a much better writer), but I haven’t gotten back to it yet. Hmm … new project for this summer, maybe?

      1. That sounds like a beautiful project, past and future! If I ever run out of ideas for the blog maybe I could do some kind of exercise for a week or two where I write to/about/inspired by people who are important to me.

        *energized by the thought*

    1. Oh, you must read her! Her work is so lovely. I’m so sorry that my computer problems kept me from putting up a poem a day of hers. I had some beauties picked out to share. She really is astounding!

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