Can you carve
a heart
in such a way it fits
the vacancy that’s given?

Or should you leave
it beating lonely,
by itself?

© Karin Gustafsson

Karin leaves us with some outsider art at toads. I loved the thought of thinking about the impossible choices of being outside or trying to fit in.

April 26, 2017

18 responses to “Heartshaped

  1. That’s my favourite of all the drawings and it works perfectly with the words married to it. A pairing that ‘fits’ on a subject of not fitting in. Well done. (Blogger is not letting me comment on Karin’s post which is frustrating.)

    – Esme upon the Cloud

  2. Wow. This is really powerful. So good.

    I love that first question. But the second stanza is very funny, given the way I think. 😛

  3. Wonderful poem; wonderful questions posed – and the picture selected seems like the perfect illustration, so much so that now I will only be able to see it through the filter of your poem. 🙂

  4. For a long time hearts made by humans were strapped on the outside, too big to fit into the cavity. Probably outside too as they were considered temporary. E.g. while heart repair surgery was being performed.

I try to reciprocate all comments. If you want me to visit a particular post, please direct me directly to that post.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.