Poem: Love Burns

English: Heart diagram with labels in English....

English: Heart diagram with labels in English. Blue components indicate de-oxygenated blood pathways and red components indicate oxygenated blood pathways. http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/Resources/GraphicsGallery/CardiovascularSystem/DiagramofHeart.htm http://www.rbch.nhs.uk/images/dorset_health_centre/heart_diagram.jpg http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/images/heart_interior.gif (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Love Burns

Love burns in her heart

As it eats away at the muscle like dessert to

The mind that is now filled with thoughts of him.

 

Blood runs through the organ

While her fond memories alternate from the

White keys to the black, playing a melody that

She does not ever want to lose.

 

Ventricles and chambers are the technical terms,

Yet all she knows is that his arm feels

Wonderful when wrapped tightly against her waist.

(She wonders, could they be a team of value too?)

 

Blood vessels attach to her heart, just as

Her emotions attach to his striking cheekbones;

Now she hopes she strikes the right cord in his mind too

And that her loving hands will touch him again tonight.

 

Β©2012 Christy Birmingham

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18 thoughts on “Poem: Love Burns

    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Thanks Judith. I worried that a love poem would be caught in the surplus of them out in the literary world, so it’s nice to hear that I was able to offer a different angle to help it stand out!

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  1. Julie Catherine

    Christy, wow. This. Is. Awesome. Great poem and visuals, especially this: “fond memories alternate from the White keys to the black, playing a melody that She does not ever want to lose.” – I really really love this. Wow. ~ Julie xox

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  2. Rolly

    Love the way you have brought the human heart into this poem and the way life can take over sometimes. Christy you are a passionate writer who has a gift.

    Hugs from Alberta

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  3. mywithershins

    The heart is often referenced when talking of love. I like the way you use the actual physicality of a real heart to explain her emotions but, as has been said, the piano phrase was exceptional! πŸ™‚

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  4. Tessa

    What a beautiful warm descriptive poem. I read it several times treasuring it more with each read. Another beauty to add to your collection.

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  6. Aquileana

    >>>>

    “Ventricles and chambers are the technical terms/ Yet all she knows is that his arm feels/
    Wonderful when wrapped tightly against her waist”

    >>>>

    Blown away by this poem, Christy. β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜†β˜† (5 stars)

    Loved the departure point, which increases “fiery reflections”, previous to the sexual act.

    You have described it all so well… Cause at the end, this is a poetic topic rather than an organic one..

    All the images are related to the increasing of blood pressure to and from the heart which goes together with the whole “turning on” situation. It’s amazing that all those organic mechanisms do operate at the same time than bodily expressions, even in an act as basic as breathing.

    Of course, the mechanism implied in sexual relationships is a bit more complicated than breathing, just starting at the brain and spreading through the body within hormonal and psychological levels…

    ThatΒ΄s because sometimes the simple sex drive can turn into a more deep feelings which could translate into love.
    And when we love all the levels are involved…

    Sending you Love ; XO; CB;

    Aquileana /Amalia πŸ˜‰

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    1. Christy Birmingham Post author

      Amalia,
      How wonderful to receive your compliments today! I wrote this poem months ago and I am enjoying revisiting it today. Yes, it’s the feelings we get with our bodies that we seem to understand more than the technical terms that make the heart work.

      You’re right that the body works in complex ways… Yet the feelings of love can really feel so simple when you are in the midst of it.

      Sending you love, my dear friend! Your comment is beautiful xo

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