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Lost Hearts

Lost Hearts

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

How did it happen,

That I am privy to your heart

But you, not to mine?

The wishing of worlds long asleep

Will not change the damage done.

Sleep, my heart drowning in sorrow,

Like the soft rain

Which rolls in on a misty morning.

Catch my hope

Before it ripens into conscious thought

And furtively deposit seeds of tears

To replenish salted earth.

Scorched heart, you lie still

Heavy with the grief

Of unexpressed love

Which now must hide

Behind shuttered eyes.

My sorrow, unavailing.

You will not change

And I cannot bear it.

© 2011 Audrey Howitt


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"Scorched heart, you lie still
Heavy with the grief
Of unexpressed love
Which now must hide
Behind shuttered eyes."

"Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark"
W.S. sonnet 116



Posted 9 Years Ago


The emotion in this is acutely strong. A story of unrequieted love. Thanks for sharing it is very relatable. 100/100

Posted 9 Years Ago


A tender poem from a loving heart

Posted 9 Years Ago


Sleep, my heart drowning in sorrow, Like the soft rain.........beautiful Audrey!

Posted 9 Years Ago


Feels soft n sorrowful when I read it, flowed beautifully and I enjoyed :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


you have captured the pain of lost hearts , of that parting of affection , that consciousness of the unbearable ..

Posted 9 Years Ago


Beautifully expressed, charged with deep emotion ... the image of the soft rain and the salty tears on the scorched earth tells all... unbearable indeed

Posted 9 Years Ago


Never has personal desolation been so beautifully expressed--nor profound disappointment raised to such a level of art.
"Lost Hearts" is incredible, Audrey.

Posted 9 Years Ago



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Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA



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I am so happy to be writing! I was an attorney in my previous incarnation. These days, I teach voice mostly, write some and do a little psychotherapy. It seems like a good combination for me. I h.. more..

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