Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Allow me this




I know
you'll say
with a pat of
a reassuring hand
"It will come again,
It will.
There will be another."
And while
you mean well
and I even believe you
this morning
my skin
is longing
to be touched
and lightly,
my lips
to be brushed
with a kiss, sweet
and my eyes
to be held
in a gaze beyond
fondness, stirring
shared.
Allow me this.
For I am open
but missing,
not "him"
more than 
another 
for 
a deep breath
of love's burning
smoke.






If you would like to hear me reading this poem, you can do so by clicking here.





54 comments:

Judith Ross said...

The recorded version took my breath away! Yes! And that voice is meant to be used.

Rainbowsandglories said...

What character your voice has... so much strength.

Unknown said...

I wish you lived closer....I think we would be friends.....

Ali

robin said...

Ah - beautiful! The prose and the voice, the photo and the feeling. Silly day, right? But sad; can't help but think back or, with hope, forwards. Thank you for making it into something lovely. And Judith is right - that voice is meant to be used, and heard! Sending you lots of love today, my Valentine! xoxox

Unknown said...

You would have been amazing on stage...or on the radio.
A

Laura said...

The words and your voice convey such intensity, conviction and sincerity!
Sending love and best thoughts to you this Valentines Day.

Jackie Clark Mancuso said...

Please read more. xox

Janelle Goodwin said...

You have a lovely, mesmerizing voice. More poems please.

Joan McKniff said...

yes, I join the chorus about your reading. And add I soft, deep me to sigh to the meaning of the poem. I look around in the streets and think ...and never even saw him, now buried in Tunisia. You missed so much.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This was lovely in words, photos and your voice touches my soul.

Happy Valentine's Day dear Heather ~ Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Patricia said...

Brilliant soundcloud. I echo the comments above ... a voice that should be heard.

Deborah Carter said...

More please!
Cheers,
Deborah- Melbourne, Aust

Judi of Little House said...

Allowing you! I know you even better now, through your beautiful voice. Thank you for telling out loud exactly what is also in my heart, not just on this heart day. With my recent challenges I'm feeling this oh so much. I understand!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I got goose bumps listening to your recording...you have a very strong voice and you read this poem with such emotion...perfect pitch, one cannot be unmoved by the words.
XO

Jackie Clark Mancuso said...

Did you write this beautiful poem? I was so taken by your voice earlier that only now as I played it for my husband it occurred to me that there is no credit.

Maria Anagnostopoulou said...

very very moving for us the lonely hearts. And your voice so clear, so concentrated and moving too brought me more near you

Lillian Plummer said...

A very moving poem. You have a beautiful voice Heather, almost English, which surprised me. I guess you have lived abroad for so long that it's now more of an international accent.

Julie Bresette said...

Thank you for the poem, thank you for the recording, thank you for sharing.

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

Beautifully written and read.

Heather Robinson said...

It used to be. ;)

Heather Robinson said...

Thank you R&G for all of your kindness.

Heather Robinson said...

I bet you are right, Ali.

Heather Robinson said...

Love you so much, my Valentine, always, Sister.

Heather Robinson said...

Sending Love right back to you, Laura. Thank you.

Heather Robinson said...

Um, ok?

Heather Robinson said...

I don't write them often, Janelle but maybe I should? ;)

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, Joan. Your life...
Sending Love.

Heather Robinson said...

Very flattered by that lovely Lorraine.

Heather Robinson said...

Merci, Patricia! Franchement. :)

Heather Robinson said...

Much Love to you Deborah.

Heather Robinson said...

My beautiful friend. Today is a new day. We just have to go through each of these landmarks and then...
Sending you so much Strength.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh, I am so grateful, thank you.

Heather Robinson said...

I did, Jackie. Thank you. Et ça me touche beaucoup que tu as le partager avec ton marie.

Heather Robinson said...

Maria? I almost didn't publish this but I thought, "I can't be the only one. I can at least try to put something out there."
Sending Love and Strength to you.

Heather Robinson said...

Oh thank you, Lillian. Perhaps I do!

Heather Robinson said...

Namaste, Julie.

Heather Robinson said...

Thank you, friend.

Bill Facker said...

My oh my, Rocket .... Excellent !

Katherine said...

I'll second the opinion on your beautiful voice and accent. Having lived abroad for 16 years I'm often told the same thing. I read somewhere once that people who are empathetic pick up accents and nuances of language more easily than those who aren't, so it speaks to your love for others that you don't sound quite like an American anymore.

Loree said...

We allow you this and so much more. What a beautiful voice you have Heather. I thought it would sound well, more American somehow, and more high-pitched.

simpleimages2 said...

The air is full of longing and hidden pain.Your voice adds strength and mystery.

Heather Robinson said...

Mahalo, B.

Heather Robinson said...

An empath I most certainly am, as you know, along with the constraints that can put upon a person...but...I am also a classically trained theatre actress so maybe my not sounding typically American (of which there are many variations) can also be linked to that? Much love to you and gratitude for our complicity!

Heather Robinson said...

Nope. When I sing it is even lower! xo

Heather Robinson said...

Thank you, Edgar. I hope you continue to heal well.

Linda McMullan said...

The openness to love is what fuels the perpetuation of our humanity. Good for you, Heather!

Ann Lee Gibson said...

You are a poet!
Do you know it?

;)

francetaste said...

Oh, Heather! Distilled pain, raw longing.
You are such a fine wordsmith, but you also have A Voice, in every sense of the term. Have you thought of doing performances of your own writing?

francetaste said...

Your talents as a wordsmith (and photographer) are matched only by your gifts as a performer. What if you performed more of your own work? Is there a space where you could do that?

Heather Robinson said...

Hallelujah, Linda!! I love this!

Heather Robinson said...

Hardeeharhar! ;))

Heather Robinson said...

Let's add that to the list of: "Ideas that would never have occurred to me in a Million Years". Hmmph. I can't imagine it, but maybe I should try? EEEEEEEEE.

Lily said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Clare M said...

Oh this is so beautiful it instantly brought tears to my eyes.

Clare xx