(g) Love 22 enduring (2.22) wp

Love 22
enduring
(tanka)

all the laugh lines that
she has earned, were kept upon
her face, with love’s grace

yet her heart bore so much more;
if only they could be seen

©JP/dh

“The wrinkles of the heart are more indelible than those of the brow.”
-Madame Dorothée Deluzy or Madame Dorothée De Luzy (1747-1830)
French actress

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 21 Attraction? (2.21) wp

Love 20
Attraction?
(Elfje and reverse Elfje

From
That first
Meeting; eyes across
A crowded room: a
Connection

Connection
Giver or receiver; right
Or wrong – the
Heart beats
Wanting

©JP/dh

“What can the will do when the heart commands?’
-Louis Dearborn (LaMoore) L’Amour (1908-1988)
Aka Tex Burns
American novelist
When interviewed not long before his death, he was asked which among his
books he liked best. His reply:
I like them all. There’s bits and pieces of books that I think are good. I never
rework a book. I’d rather use what I’ve learned on the next one, and make it
a little bit better. The worst of it is that I’m no longer a kid and I’m just now
getting to be a good writer. Just now.

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &    Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 20 fulfillment? (2.20) wp

Love 20
fulfillment?
(haiku)

conflicted heart beats
fast, slow, warm, cold, new and old;
then there is silence

©JP/dh

“It is better to break one’s heart
than to do nothing with it.”
-Margaret Moore Kennedy (1896-1967)
English writer

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 19 vital pairing (2.19) wp

Love 19
vital pairing
(tanka)

heart do you know the
soul’s invisibility
secrets…dream folded?

heart, soul working together
can they illuminate love?

©JP/dh

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
-Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de (Count of) Saint-Exupéry
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944)
French writer and aviator

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 18 twang? (2.18) wp

Love 18
twang?
(haiku)

divine pleasantness
to those who listen to you
divide sharps and flats

©JP/dh

“The heart is like an instrument whose strings steal,
nobler music from life’s many frets.”
-Gerald Massey (1828-1907)
English poet

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 17 tick (2.17) wp

Love 17
tick
(haiku)

beat; steady, enjoy
the life rhythm of all that is –
moment by moment

©JP/dh

“The heart outstrips the clumsy senses, and sees –
Perhaps for an instant, perhaps for a long periods of bliss –
An undistorted and more veritable world”
-Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941)
English Mystic

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse

(g) Love 16 Weights and Measures (2.16) wp

Love 16
Weights and Measures

One who is super sensitive
Seems to believe that the heart
Is indeed a magnifying glass

Those who deny that intuitive
Realm, may claim the heart is
Just a tool to be used

How can humanity address
both beliefs and thrive?
Can there be a happy medium?

©JP/dh

“There are no little events with the heart.
It magnifies everything; it places in the same scales
the fall of an empire of fourteen years and the
dropping of a woman’s glove, and almost always
the glove weighs more than the empire”
-Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850)
French writer

The Book Of Hearts: Visions of Love in Word and Image
Running Press * Philadelphia / London
© 1994

Note: Chosen quotes not in page order.

My other main blogs that my icon may or may not go to when I leave a comment:
Flash Fiction = Fiction or non…   &   Longer Strands = longer verse