Eyes, the Pathway to the Heart
Love to study your eyes in the day light
Twinkling coded messages that they send
Even you cannot keep them from my sight
Like crystal balls the future they portend
Does not matter that your eyes are sky blue
Only determined by what’s felt inside
Looking at you can see your heart be true
For your eyes glow when fully opened wide
Come very close and look into my eyes
Follow the path deeply into my heart
Can you now see that it wears no disguise
Can you see a reason we’d ever part
In loving the eyes have so much to say
A special look many hearts they can sway
Beauty Greater than Venus
It was just the early side of midnight
A spot of light was captured by my eye
Appeared to be dancing with great delight
Inquisitive me needed to know why
Pushed and was pushed through the constellation
Never once did my eye lose its focus
The closer I came its light was a sun
With such a lush beauty that is boundless
Her gravity pulls me in her orbit
Always in position to see her face
Greater than Venus did she exhibit
My weakened heart she did quickly encase
Love knows not a certain distant or pace
Can capture your heart in the strangest place
Separation, Edvard Munch (1896)
Matters of the Heart
Love is complicated to say the least.
Can tear at your heart like a hungry beast.
Then feeling the softness of pillows fleeced,
Yet to find in moments your heart increased.
Love is a giant roller coaster ride,
Feeling a high then quickly down you slide.
There are moments of feeling harm of pride,
Then there are times when you feel dead inside.
Is it best to not love at any cost?
Shielding your seeking heart with bitter frost,
Turning away for fearing of love lost,
Into a trash heap your heart to be tossed.
Love that lasts for just a single moment,
Is better than spending life in torment.
The Secret, Dorothy Landau (n.d.)
Sitting silently, just beyond her touch.
All to be heard is, the whispering wind.
O to say to her “I love you so much,
Your heart over mine shall be ever pinned!”
We would meet in, the shade of this oak tree,
To behold feelings, yet to be explained.
With each touch, helped to solve this mystery
Finally understood, our hearts were linked!
On that special day, ivy we did plant,
That to each other, we shall ever cling
Love so deep, neither ever to recant
Love so sweet, it makes all the angels sing
Pain I feel unable to kiss your nape
But from this place there will be no escape
Sunset over the Sea, William Pye (1900)
Sunset over the Sea, Robert A. Sieczkiewicz
Dusk adds fine colors to sky of summer
Ferocious white capped waves bring on a chill
A setting sun removes ocean’s glimmer
Near water’s edge they place firewood with skill
With deftness of hand there soon will be heat
For they had done this countless times before
This night is strange, cannot accept defeat
Is this not the place they had called their shore
Maybe a new way was necessary
They restack the wood a different way
Flame was weak making them rather wary
Without affront a wave took all away
Motionlessly starring at each other
Each walked away without any anger
Lady in Gray, Sir Daniel McNee (1859)
Lady in Gray
Viewing you from a sizable distance
Coming closer I must apologize
My acute brashness to your appearance
But beauty as such you cannot disguise
Brazen surely, but I mean you no harm
Respecting the gold upon your finger
Your blue eyes tell the withholding of charm
If not imposing I wish to linger
The softness in the way you move your hand
Deftness is shown in every stitch you make
If could mend a broken heart would be grand
With your gentle touch quelling my heart ache
My now querying heart would leap with joy
To know that your ring is a mere decoy
Fire-Fancies, Arthur Hacker (c. 1890)
Consumed by your fire
Next to you creates desire
Magic in your touch
Having you deeply inside
I can feel you in my heart