The Heart of A Woman

House At Dusk,1935, Edward Hopper


"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."  ~Old Rose, Titanic



I am a home with intricate carvings
 inside are many rooms
and lovely windows to the outer walls.

I can see out to many different views,
yet onlookers can never see within my inner halls.

I stand strong on a foundation of love
that in devotion truly abides.

Yet I fall hard with an awkward grace
when I allow someone new to come inside.

I contain a menagerie of glass illusions
a collection of keep sakes of the unsaid.

For I am a fortress with many corridors
that few will ever truly tread.

Comments

  1. Beautiful Carrie...absolutely beautiful!

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  2. Yes! This is such a wonderful piece, Carrie... and lovely metaphor in this:

    Yet I fall hard with an awkward grace
    when I allow someone new to come inside.

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  3. Carrie,

    Excelllent observation in all your words. I always think that the house, sees everything. If only it could speak:)

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  4. You brought the building to life, in the process creating an interesting view of its 'personality.'

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  5. Very deep. The idea of allowing someone new to come inside leading to a 'fall with awkward grace’ is nicely placed.

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  6. hopefully my collection of unsaid things does not grow too big you know...they rather scare me a bit...but a foundation of love is a house well built...

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  7. I love your interpretation of the picture and I agree with it. :)

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  8. Nice, I really love that last verse, captures it all.

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  9. You've given the house a distinct personality! I enjoyed your take on this picture.

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  10. Beautiful...I love Old Rose's quote too...

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  11. Carrie, this is BRILLIANT! I completely forgot that it could be a house;)'I contain a menagerie of glass illusions
    a collection of keep sakes of the unsaid.' So beautiful.

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  13. will ever those few truly tread?
    A woman's heart is so often so complicated... you've said it, and so well.
    Yet, some times not even one doeas get to decipher it all-

    amazing words, Carrie.
    D.

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  14. This was so beautiful and so true. A lovely take on this, really truely.

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  15. Really excellent blog,. first time here.

    amazing stuff,. unable to leave.

    Why don't you include share buttons for twitter,facebook, etc to share this amazing stuff.

    behappy keep smiling.

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