If you stop, listen close enough, put your ear to the winds and just silence the rest, you’ll hear it. Like musician in stage light, this old heart of mine thumps wildly, drumbeats against the noise I endure, and I call it a strong heart. Loudly it beats for those I love, those I care for, those I hope daily for better things, for bigger dreams, for calmer nights, for health and joy and love and happiness and peace and a contentment in their own hearts. This heart beats for those I allow in, for I do not allow in many, I cannot fit them all.
If you listen, if you truly listen, you’ll hear it in the rhythm of my words, in the spacing of my poetry, in the responses I try to send as often as I possibly can to all of you. If you listen, you’ll know what it is that drives this heartbeat, the truth that I value you all so immensely.
I am one who loves, fiercely, I burn from the fire of it and I worry not about the mess of ash on the floor. It’s always been this way, I think it always will be. If you’re here, listen, for it’s beating for you.
Listen to my heart,
the drumbeat of my longing,
listen to this love.
Haiku on Life by Tyler Knott Gregson
Song of the Day
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I love your haiku today so very much. It finds such an echo in me. My heart is really big and motivates all I think and do. And here’s the proof …
Dwelling in my Heart
my heart’s an ocean
that reaches out far and wide
and calls me by name
it does share with me
love, sadness, and compassion
and knows my longings
I hear it’s loud call —
my heart does know me so well
and nourishes me
And this, exactly this, is what made me fall in love with you. The passion you have for everyone you meet. The care you take to try to make everyone feel loved inspires me everyday.