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Windswept Heart

I always answer
     Without hesitation
          To adventure’s calls
Through waves that toss
     Winds that batter
          I survive squalls

On a sea of emotion
     Alone I swirl
          Feeling blue
My rowboat has two oars
     Two benches
          Shouldn’t it carry two?

Sky and sea
     Speak of eternity
          But they have each other
I would give all
     Just to know love
          And sail with another

*Written September 17, 2017, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 10/16/2017 9:21:00 PM

    This is such a lovely poem Carolyn. It is so sad the damage hurricane's cause. I know you are in an area, as I am that hurricane's often form. We have been very fortunate here in Hawaii and have not had a really bad hurricane in some time. I love your poem my friend. May happiness in love soon be yours. Blessings, Connie
  1. Date: 10/13/2017 7:06:00 PM

    Sadly, I can relate to this sad but beautiful poem. Well done!
  1. Date: 10/12/2017 10:38:00 AM

    A sad but beautiful poem of longing and yearning for love, well done!
  1. Date: 10/7/2017 5:52:00 PM

    Beautiful poetry with a lovely loving image. So sorry to read of nature's turmoil through her wrath, powerful she may be, James x
  1. Date: 10/6/2017 2:25:00 PM

    The sea and you and one more makes two. Beautiful poem, Carolyn! KEEP WRITING!
  1. Date: 10/4/2017 1:01:00 AM

    What a heartfelt write! The perfect comparison of a windswept boat and a torn heart.
  1. Date: 10/1/2017 1:23:00 PM

    I feel the longing in this write. It's so beautifully written. :)
  1. Date: 9/29/2017 3:26:00 PM

    A beautifully written and poignant poem Carolyn. We live to love and without love we live a lonely life of longing. Your poem has a deep and powerful message. Love it and enjoyed it! :)
  1. Date: 9/24/2017 11:01:00 PM

    A great write Carolyn, nice to see you back and alive and well. God bless:-)
  1. Date: 9/23/2017 10:45:00 PM

    I like how the rich emotions intertwine with the images of a restless sea and sky. Great poem!
  1. Date: 9/23/2017 8:01:00 AM

    I can feel longing and loneliness flowing through this beautiful poem, Carolyn. I find it very touching ... and to my faves it goes! Hugs // paul
  1. Date: 9/23/2017 2:08:00 AM

    Wow...what a mind-blowing rhythm that flows so smoothly throughout the poem. Splendid job, Carolyn.
  1. Date: 9/21/2017 8:01:00 PM

    wow, Carolyn, the storm really inspired a very good poem from you. I just love this one. FAVE.
  1. Date: 9/21/2017 8:01:00 PM

    and another wow for the picture.
  1. Date: 9/20/2017 6:29:00 PM

    like the call of a whip-poor-will, your poem sings its song of yearning....good to see you posting again...let your pen flow, my poetic friend...
  1. Date: 9/20/2017 4:23:00 PM

    Happy to see you posting and feeling better.. An excellent poem.as always.. great use of language...
  1. Date: 9/20/2017 3:05:00 PM

    Lovely poem, Carolyn. I've thought about getting a big sailboat with my husband, disconnecting from it all and just being free. Maybe someday.
  1. Date: 9/18/2017 9:10:00 AM

    You never fail in delivering a fine poem that shows great talent, kindness and beauty my friend. A fav for me and thanks for gifting such a gem for us to read. !
  1. Date: 9/17/2017 10:31:00 PM

    First, I didn't know you were not well, so happy to hear you are now, or I hope so! Now the reason I am a poet, is I hope one day to be able to write a poem as beautiful as this, you have expressed here, what I have tried to say over 1000 times, and failed. This is a fav for me!
  1. Date: 9/17/2017 5:23:00 PM

    Wow! What a special write, so emotional and filled with a tear from my eye! I surely loved reading your amazing poem here this afternoon! I have been praying for you Carolyn and your safety and that your heart will be restored! What a brilliant piece, Great Work!!
  1. Date: 9/17/2017 5:06:00 PM

    So sad but so beautifully written Carolyn. I'm glad you are doing well.
  1. Date: 9/17/2017 3:19:00 PM

    a lovely poem with the perfect picture to accompany it...
  1. Date: 9/17/2017 2:58:00 PM

    - A heartbreaking poem, Carolyn - So good to see you - Hope everything is fine with you after the hurricane - hugs // Anne-Lise :)