Faded Heartsong

Faded Heartsong

A Poem by Robert Luna

Collaboration between myself and Emily Burns. It is always a pleasure to write with her. We hope you enjoy it.


There's been a ghost wearing my shoes
I can still feel it's cold residue
linger on a spot of my heart
I wrote out the words upon water
As the wind carried them away

The words came upon the water
the wind carried them to me
Words of life and love
heartsongs and death rattles
and I sat long tracing the ripples

It is her my heart wishes to sing too
but dawn approaches chasing shadows
Words remain but whispers upon my lips
The longing to breathe the life of her
makes this fading of myself unbearable

Every day I am less
than I was the day before.
Every dawn my spirit fades
but I have heartsongs left to sing
and words left to whisper

There at the waters edge
My words turn to translucent blue
Morning arises to find sorrow
Shadows fall to the darkness
I am a slumbering giant once more

I lie among the morning dew
Mourning the loss of shadows
Blowing dandelions
Making wishes upon puffs of their fluff
for the return of night


angel and demon Pictures, Images and Photos

© 2009 Robert Luna

Author's Note

Robert Luna
Collaboration between Emily Burns and myself

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I liked the writing on water, ripples through... I can see that in my mind. Your pond painted a picture, painful but true for those who have lost someone they know it is even better than the ones who have lost not one person at all. But we all come to that stage in our minds when we do lose someone. A faded past, trying so hard to remember, to hear a laugh or see a smile... or just hoping to see the ripples come back with a message saying, "I'm doing great!" I loved your poem, as well as all your others. You have mastered the art of poetry.

Posted 14 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


Great pic choice, if not a bit callous. ;) The poem is careful, and tip-toey across the edge of feeling. Another great one I think (you) that needs to trust yourself to go deeper.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Great collaboration! You both did a spetacular job. I like how you leave me wondering who's lines are who's.

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow! I hadn't thought of these words in the longest time . . . came around to wander through your words a little

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is very beautiful and to me sad, thank you for sharing, and your site with the pictures is inspiring.

Posted 11 Years Ago

wow this is amazing

Posted 13 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really enjoyed the visuals of nature and the parallels with humanity. This was very heartfelt and I enjoyed your artwork also.

Good job to the both of you!

Thanks and enjoy the day with love,peace,joy,abundance & smiles to share ;-) ;-) ;-)

Posted 13 Years Ago

I really loved this, thanks for sharing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Enjoyed this poem, very good write, thanks for sharing.


Posted 13 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow, this was good piece of writing. The first stanza and last stanza are very strong and visual as the whole piece is but those stanza's stood out to me. Melancholy and the imagery was fantastic. A great collaboration.

Posted 14 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I came back to read the words again after the moment had cooled a little. I almost don't recognize the words I wrote. It flowed so effortlessly. Thanks again for inviting me to it. :)

Posted 14 Years Ago

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Added on January 29, 2009


Robert Luna
Robert Luna

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My name is Robert. I write therefore I feel I am. My words come from my heart, soul, and mind. I write what I feel and see, life is my inspiration. Life itself is art in its purest form. There is noth.. more..


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