Elevant journeys of the heart

Elevant journeys of the heart

A Poem by Lyn Anderson

sometimes the right word isn't a right word at all


She was fierce and freaky;

She had more points than soft spots --

Making her way through the list,

Drowning her pain in sweat;

Suffocating her hate under cover

She needed a man, not a lover …


Till she tripped over you …

I searched all around

Looked all over town

Couldn't find her

Where'd you hide her? 

She was lost

and I was found ...


smoothe my edges

glow my cheeks

steady my breath

and tease out the crinkles

in my smile

warm each and every part

of me

and match so very


the imperfect beating

of my heart ...

His love for me is an elevant,

minor irritations

cease to be relevant,

a moment in his arms

is a vacation

for my weary heart.

from first kiss

to lost count ...

his love for me


me higher

than any

who came


© 2019 Lyn Anderson

Author's Note

Lyn Anderson
the journey from she to me and him to her is elevant

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I love this. So much passion in the first stanza then immediate peace in the next. Your words are always excellent but the evoking of response from the feel and rhythm were the most powerful to me.

Posted 2 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

2 Months Ago

thank you so much. this is one of my very favourites of my recent works. I love how you picked up on.. read more
This is such a delightful pronouncement of love that takes it to a mico level of physicality as the emotion exists in every pore and every breath.

Posted 5 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Sometimes it does. Thank you ever so much for your extended stay
love this Lyn,; a wild cat hiding behind her claws until he sees the lovely little kitten who is just protecting herself against the world .... what a lovely rescue :)

Posted 5 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

So glad you picked this one. A rescue. I think I will pounce on that :)
This makes me very jealous, but I'm also happy for you, since it feels like this is autobiographical. This is the best I've read you, as far as speaking of your main love. This flows smoothly & authentically. And I'm not a fan of love poems. It's gotta feel complex like real love, as you do so well (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

LOVE: "His love for me is an elevant,
minor irritations
cease to be relevant"

Posted 6 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

5 Months Ago

Aww thanks. I agree with you on love poems if they feel artificial, overly composed, or forced, they.. read more
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too many wonderful lines, from first line "to lost count'
so uplifting, this one.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

7 Months Ago

Awww thank you
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm love the back and forth of who she was and who she is ... elevating the relevant things is a deepening indeed ... a deedeed ;)
astounding how many break ups are based on how one holds a fork ... or hums when absorbed ... there is no getting past getting past those things when "in love" but knowing and feeling safe with another human being is blissful and well worth the loss of all our little "points" ... a wise and flowing true love poem for V-Day ... have a happy one Lyn!

Posted 8 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much
' You .. smoothe my edges .. glow my cheeks .. steady my breath .. and tease out the crinkles .. in my smile.. ' Special love, that..

Have found that looking for anything is more often or not a no-no! As to love, fate will have not have its wicked way but the most beautiful. One hopes. prays. Your words, the way you place them, makes reading such a pleasure, more than. You've a way of tipping your hat and our gaze slides this way that til mesmerised.. content and admiring, Lyn. Yet another 'brava' for the unique skill you share. Me, green with envy, nevah... much! x

Posted 8 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Such a glowing and kind review. Thank you ever so much

8 Months Ago

Truly- you're very welcome. :)
How true this is. All those minor irritations cease to be relevant. That surely is love for you. Your lines remind me as well of that old saying, if you go looking for love, you won't find it. It has a habit of finding you when you least expect it. I like your journey here Lyn.


Posted 8 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping in. I do appreciate
nice to be "found" Lyn isn't it... there were two lines that really struck me... "she needed a man, not a lover" and "from first kiss, to lost count".... and for me, that is "elevant" and a journey worth taking...

your poetry is amazing Lyn...

Posted 8 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Thank you soo much. I appreciate it
Hmmhh... Wowee!!
I know twill take a lot of days, perhaps years for me to understand who's right for me to hug and take a vacation but I learned a little from your piece. ..
The way you said, she was fierce and her other qualities...I find all her expectations fair and valid....a heart shall resemble a coconut ;) searching the perfect man to see that heart's tender sight....
Thanks many for sharing this....enjoyed a lot in this drive!...
PS :- Can you please lemme know what elevant is....I desperately wanna grasp its meaning :)

Posted 8 Months Ago

Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

So sweet. Thank you. I took a bit of liberty with my English and created a neologism - Elevant - (no.. read more

8 Months Ago

Gotcha! I'd love to use this word be it in your neologism or in the main stream language..=)
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Lyn Anderson

8 Months Ago

Go ahead, maybe we'll make it into a mainstream word. :)

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Added on February 9, 2019
Last Updated on February 9, 2019
Tags: love, found, here, now, elevant


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