Divine Soul Shining: A Pantoum

Never regret exposing your tender heart to lovers
If they throw it on the ground in a fit of fury
It will bounce, not shatter
This way, you can start again

If they throw it on the ground in a fit of fury
Walk away with your divine soul shining
This way, you can start again
With the world’s possibilities before you

Walk away with your divine soul shining
Your heart is stronger than you realize
With the world’s possibilities before you
A new lover’s hands can catch you and heal you

Your heart is stronger than you realize
It will bounce, not shatter
A new lover’s hands can catch you and heal you
So never regret exposing your tender heart to lovers

Published by Marie Marchand

Poetry for me has always been a seeking. Always. An effort to come closer to beauty, to explicate beauty, to behold it in words. I wish to formalize beauty, to give it a title and empower it to go forth into the world. I want to give it shape and lend it the capacity for remembrance. Poetry captures essence. Without essence, there is nothing worth saving. John Keats and William Wordsworth are my favorite poets. My absolute favorite poem to read aloud is Wordsworth's Lines, otherwise referred to as Tintern Abbey. And it must be read aloud at least annually for uplift of the soul. I have shared my poetry through various means including handmade chapbooks, readings, and publication. All the poetry posted on this site is written and copyrighted by me. This collection represents about half of my poetry.