Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Hearts salvia

If my embrace could stop your bleed,

or smoothing brow make pain recede,

my love would ride, a great white steed,

to mend your bleeding heart.

But my heart bleeds, my soul is bent,

my broken parts sing like lament,

so humbly, trembling, I present

my fragile, shattered part.

If we who, fractured though we are,

combine our fragments, Β name our scars,

embrace the cracks in ruptured jars,

could we be living art?


The snowstorm today made driving (and photography) a bit of a challenge. Β  So – how about some colour from last year instead?? Β πŸ™‚ Β “…treasures in jars of clay…”

20 comments on “Bleeding Heart

  1. My grandmother had one of these bushes at her home, so whenever I see them I think of her–and her very good heart. πŸ™‚ Lovely sentiment in your poem! Thank you!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Lovely – the photo & the poem.
    Yucko on the more snow.
    Let’s put out an APB for spring!

  3. Heidi Viars says:

    ok … I will say it … “I think this one is my favorite!” … but …. I will reserve the right to say that again πŸ™‚

  4. Eric says:

    Thou art forever living art, whether we twain or we apart. πŸ˜€ E

  5. Robynn says:

    Mel! You are amazing! This is so lovely. I’m glad I happened upon it. What else…where else do you write?

    • melodylowes says:

      I have a devotional blog – the link is on this one. And a devotional book, too, based on my gardening/ devo blog. I’m just getting going, really – this May marks my first year aniiversary of writing poetry, which has been a joyous discovery!! I have so much now that I want/need to say… πŸ™‚

  6. i believe ouur scars will identify us as HIS1

  7. Melody this is a terrific poem, I really love it. πŸ™‚

  8. So very lovely, Melody! Yes, our brokenness can be made beautiful.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

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