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Poem: The Power Of Personal Touch

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Poem: The Power Of Personal Touch

Your blood and soul sinks deep into the pages,

They penetrate gently into the four panes of my hardened heart,

Yet you bring them apart,

Moulding them into a form of art.


At last I embrace,

My windows resistant against the strong winds,

Giving in to your air of grace,

Disappearing menace.


Clouds usher in your light,

Naturally radiant but subtle,

My skin takes in your warmth,

Your melody nestles comfortably within my heart.

Poem Meaning

The poem intends to capture, in slow motion, the moment of receiving and reading a handwritten card which is why I have created three stanzas.


Your blood and soul sinks deep into the pages,

They penetrate gently into the four panes of my hardened heart,

Yet you bring them apart,

Moulding them into a form of art.

The sender's "blood and soul" is put into writing a message to the recipient instead of "heart and soul" (energy and passion) because I know that we embody "blood" and "soul" besides "heart' and I felt that "blood" complements "sink".

The "four panes" symbolise the four chambers of a heart (atria and ventricles). Imagine a window. The recipient's heart (window) is open to vulnerability and is made to feel emotions upon receiving the card and reading it.

What I mean by "hardened heart" is that we are habitually involved with technology that we can be compared to emotionless robots. "Moulding" intends to soften the "hardened heart" or you can say humanise the heart.

"Art" portrays emotions evoked. Art can be expressed freely and this loosens the rigidity of a hardened heart.

A Heart Resembling A Window

A Heart Resembling A Window

At last I embrace,

My windows resistant against the strong winds,

Giving in to your air of grace,

Disappearing menace.

The recipient of the card whole heartedly accepts or "embraces" the card sent by the sender.

At that moment, she is not distracted by anything else. That is why her heart is on the card and is resistant against distractions like "strong winds" and in turn, the "menace" disappears.

"Air of grace" indicates the personal touch of the sender and it is as if the sender is present with her.

Resisting The Strong Winds

Resisting The Strong Winds

Clouds usher in your light,

Naturally radiant but subtle,

My skin takes in your warmth,

Your melody nestles comfortably within my heart.

"Clouds" depicts the recipient's mind which was previously clouded by other matters of her daily life and now it makes room for the sender's message: "usher in your light". The message on the card provides the recipient with warm feelings and coziness represented by "light" and "warmth".

The message is "radiant" because the sender's message appears confident. At the same time, you can tell that the sender is being humble and sincere as indicated by "subtle".

His words have some musicality to it and they stay in the recipient's heart.

Melody Represented By Music Symbols

Melody Represented By Music Symbols

© 2018 Li-Jen Hew

Comments

Li-Jen Hew (author) on November 09, 2019:

Hi Brenda, thanks for your kind comment! Yeah, it's a dying habit.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on November 09, 2019:

Hi Bill, thanks for visiting one of my old poems! True, Bill!

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 31, 2019:

You did an outstanding job on this one.

Since you took the stanzas apart and deciphered them with such detail I can see the poem in a new light.

Recieving and sending cards is so special, but it seems to be a dying habit for most people anymore.

Great write.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 31, 2019:

The power of touch...the power of connection...we humans are meant to connect, to establish bonds...we are pack animals and we need each other. Beautiful words, my wise young friend.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on April 01, 2018:

Thank you very much, Mary! :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on April 01, 2018:

This is beautiful. I also love the illustration you used.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on March 31, 2018:

Haha thanks, Frank! :)

Frank Atanacio on March 31, 2018:

Li-Jen you did it again with the power of personal touch... I like how you just make it look easy....Frank