Affairs of the Heart

Affairs of the Heart

A Poem by Einstein Noodle

loosely generalized observations ;)

Affairs of the Heart

For every man
who wins her heart
A man stands in shadows
torn apart

For every woman 
who finds her man
three are broken
unable to stand

Sunrise could not find him in  heart's shadow
No sharper edges wrought to cleave those bindings;
locking the pain with loss and despair
another had won her love. 

disregard replete; he moves
one to another, another; and another 
now in bliss, remiss of those memories,
he weds while broken stems alter Sunrise
no longer kissing their lips
hands only brushed the pearl of their veils now
fingered shards, shred them to shrouds 
three to cover each.


*the first two verses were one of those "flash inspirations" one has the tendency to think they are genius, only to throw them out when read later ..i know you all know what i mean ... but i didn't throw them out because it "felt" right .. so i added the second two verses ... trying to say the same thing in a bit different way ... would love to know your thoughts on them

© 2019 Einstein Noodle

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Dear Mr E. I found your poem moving. It also brought a memory back of an aunt by marriage I was very fond of. She really cared for me at a time my parents were 400miles away. I was young. She said to me to hang on to my man and look after him because there were other women round every corner waiting to prise him away. She wasn't wrong there, that's exactly what happened.

That loss is incredibly difficult to deal with, there was much pain and I sensed that in your lines you yourself understand that loss. Loving someone who doesn't feel the same way about you sucks. Sometimes you may meet someone else, but that broken trust shatters the heart and it takes one hell of a lot of glue to stick it back together.

Do not bin this piece. You have much to say here. This reader fekt your words on an emotional level.


Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

oh no Chris ... as i started to read your review i thought it would be a more happy story with your .. read more

2 Years Ago

Hugs very gratefully received. I am so sorry for your loss. Your words have a universal appeal. Loss.. read more


Indeed, the first stanza is the strongest. The second is also strong. Altogether, however, it is an interesting and thought provoking piece. And it absolutely, and correctly, summaries lost love. The longer we are in the game, the more we lose. And we may never recover and find a satisfactory solution. Few of us are lucky enough to achieve a win and exit early from this competitive gain. But those that do make it harder for those left on the game board. I was fortunate and found a winning combination almost immediately and never looked back. But it is good to be reminded that this is not the norm. Thanks for your insightful poem.


Posted 1 Month Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Month Ago

thanks for checking it out Rick! i think you are so right! it is not the norm .. one is very fortuna.. read more
I think this is a brilliant line: Sunrise could not find him in heart's shadow
No sharper edges wrought to cleave those bindings

I don't just grabs me. I really like the idea of the sunrise not finding someone. I am still wrestling with that second line but I love it.

Posted 3 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

i always feel an extra honor when someone looks for an old poem .. thank you for taking extra time t.. read more
Dear sir , very effectively you have portrayed love , and loss in your poem .. the first to paras hit hard ..reminded me of a guy , who was in love with me 2 years ago ..he loved me so insanely and dearly and I just couldn't love him back .. i tried .. i swear I tried to love him .. but I ended up breaking him and hated myself for it ..i miss him but hadn't thought about him for months now ..your words brought his love ..i think the honesty of your work did ..
keep safe and have an amazing day :)

Posted 5 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

5 Months Ago

one of the best reviews we can get is one whose own life experience is brought to mind .. yes .. we .. read more
Ankita Dwivedi

5 Months Ago

The pleasure is mine ! Love ❤️ returned
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Funny how a person comes across these older writes
You wondered about people's thoughts.
The number of readers that responded to this should give you an awfully good indication

Posted 8 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

8 Months Ago

thank you Dave .. i appreciate the time you took finding it and letting me know your impressions .. .. read more
hi friend the heart is the voice that remains unheard though has to be listened that is what makes affairs of the heart so complex to understand but then nothing beats the power of love

Posted 9 Months Ago

Einstein Noodle

9 Months Ago

isn't it just so Sette? crazy untamed and sometimes quite destructive .. love your comments .. peace.. read more
Quite right not to throw them out Sir E, as we do know and feel what you mean, but i would get rid of the "thinking they are genius, only to throw them out later" part of your explanation, as we know you are, so there! 😀
I can still feel that dark, heavy ache of being second best and losing, where even standing up feels like too much, yet I have also known the occasional win from time to time and don't recall giving much thought to whoever took second place that time.
Your versions sound so eloquent, where mine feels petty and envy filled. As I said, genius 😀

Posted 1 Year Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

you are kind Lorry .. thank you so much! you put yourself into this one .. made it your own .. i can.. read more
Your poem is very encouraging. It shows that if you don't treat someone with love and respect they will sure leave you one day. But also if you aren't fast enough to catch the woman be prepared for another one to have her.
Love doesn't need to be hurried. But sometimes if you don't hurry showing your feelings it will just be too late.
Just like a flower who needs care and love .If you don't water it every day it will die.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago is funny that way isn't it ... one must be tuned in me thinks ;) thanks again for visiting.. read more
this is so sad really, emotional read....

Posted 1 Year Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

:( no fun to be on the loosing end of love for sure :( i am so happy you are checking out me poems k.. read more
I love the contrast between the style of the first two stanzas and the second two. It’s like you have a poetic intro and then lead in to the life application of the aphorism. There’s something Shakespearean about it, but more the plays than his poetry. Perhaps a lead in to a tragedy.

Great rhythm, too. It feels like it’s written metrically, but it’s too early for me to track it, haha. Maybe you think in iambic. It certainly feels smooth in the reading.

I really liked the two first stanzas. They set the tone and I think the understanding of the overall concept hinges on the information given there, so I’m glad you decided to keep them.

Another enjoyable poem from you.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

thanks so much for your thorough reading of this one .. i have a strong music background that may he.. read more
Broken sunrises

Broken sunrises🌞
of bitter love,

Warm sunsets 🌅
are getting easier
without you Baby!

Shattered veils
of broken wedding

Became broken
glass of a fragile

You just weren't
ready to commit
to me,

You were a free
spirit that couldn't
be tamed.

It helped me
grow up,

I saw your
soul glow.

You became
that broken sunrise
that had to fix your
fractured heart,

Thank you for
your love because
you healed me.

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I see I've read this
piece but your poem
inspired me.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Einstein Noodle

1 Year Ago

love your "inspiration" Benita! its a perspective of one who lost the game eh!? thanks so much for s.. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Year Ago

Thank You my friend
Seems all my poet friends
Inspire me.
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

1 Year Ago

You're welcome 😊

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