Etched on the Heart

Etched on the Heart

A Poem by Poetic Beauty

Beneath this fleshy outer layer
Underneath sinew and bone
Lays a muscle that beats relentlessly
Thumping a perfect rhythm
Life sustaining beat
Of immaculate song

Look beyond the biology
Gaze past the rib cage
Deeper still inspect the pericardium
With a microscope

Etched hidden, immersed
Submerged in the physiology
Are words scripted, engraved
On the outside layer of this
Delicately strong organ

Some souls transcribe
Infusing their ink
Sketching their names on the heart
Illuminating letters on their soul

© 2017 Poetic Beauty



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Wow this is so deep and mesmerizing and raw and pure. I could actually see that very heart, as it beat, giving life to the body it beholds, and the scars and words embezzled on the muscle of that heart as well.
Imagery was amazing, and your writing seems very professional in terms of anatomy and such. I felt as if I was the Doctor operating within a patients body to seek this heart out. Superb Writing, Great Job

Posted 4 Months Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much. It took some tweaking to get the right words in their place



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I really liked how you transposed the coldness of the medical body to the discovery and warmth of the existential heart and the underlying soul we call humanity. You did it it in a smooth, transitional way and made me see the light... or more specifically "a" light. Way to go PB, a spot-on write.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


This refresher in physiology was most useful but more to the point you make the statement in this interesting write that some people leave their indelible mark on us and it is writ deep.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Brought a tear to my eye. Mesmerising writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


I love how you went from the outside to the inside!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Seems we should never overlook what's been left upon or within The Heart. Need notice how marks have been left - as if initials carved into the bark of a tree. Poetry contrives to turn the vessel into a mighty treasure test - in many ways it is. Except not only might it illuminate but can be broken into and robbed!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Such beauty....! Like this poem a lot.

Posted 3 Months Ago


I like this poem. I like the way you begin on the 'physical' level, descriptive, and end on the 'esoteric' level, with 'soul'. Our bodies are amazing things, aren't they? And I am sure all our little cells and things, chat away to each other!!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

Thank you for reading. I'm glad you liked how I started with the physical and moved to the soul
Whether someone we love spends a lifetime or a moment in time with us they will always be a part of our heart even if we don't realize it.

Beautiful written.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

Yes very much so
Love this
Love this
You have excelled

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poetic Beauty

4 Months Ago

Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem.
Juliespenhere.

4 Months Ago

I did as all of yours x
Visually gratifying to the point of a sentimental bliss. well done young lady!

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Poetic Beauty
Poetic Beauty

corn country, IL



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