d’Verse Quadrille #134- Heart

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Undisciplined is the heart.
Like a puppy,
Eager to please,
Wiggling its way in and out,
Comingling joy and sorrow
-moments apart-
Yet, unknowing.

Feelings ARE good.
But never secure “the good”.
Hearts ARE essential.
But, let’s avoid placing them ‘in charge’.

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46 thoughts on “d’Verse Quadrille #134- Heart

  1. whimsygizmo 08/23/2021 / 6:00 pm

    What a sweet visual this evokes, and so true. And yes, they should NOT be in charge! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Beverly Crawford 08/23/2021 / 7:15 pm

    Wise advice. Best not to lead with the heart.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/23/2021 / 8:14 pm

      ๐Ÿ˜ Your 3 exclamation marks made my heart happy.

  3. msjadeli 08/23/2021 / 8:00 pm

    I like the poem but a heart loves what it loves and tethering or caging it will have ill-effect upon the owner of it.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/23/2021 / 8:07 pm

      Just don’t put it in charge. It can roam, and play, and wonder, all it wants. No limitations are recommended. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • msjadeli 08/23/2021 / 8:29 pm

        In that case, I feel better about the puppy ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Lucy 08/23/2021 / 8:18 pm

    Such beautiful, visceral, and wise advice. It’s always good to let the brain be captain–if the heart is, we may not see clearly the path or what we may overlook. Extremely well said!

  5. K.Hartless 08/23/2021 / 9:47 pm

    The last few lines ring true. Enjoyed your quardille.

  6. Dora 08/23/2021 / 10:15 pm

    This has all the wit and wisdom of sound experience. Loved it!

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 7:08 am

      Thanks. I somehow knew you’d understand. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค

  7. Sadje 08/23/2021 / 10:43 pm

    Placing the heart in charge can have some benefits too.

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 6:57 am

      It would be a sorry thing not to listen to our hearts, Sadje.
      But allowing them to be “in charge”, isn’t any wiser than leaving a puppy totally unsupervised. That never ends well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sadje 08/24/2021 / 7:48 am

        Probably a balance between the mind and the heart is better

      • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 7:53 am

        Actually, that’s the message here. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • Sadje 08/24/2021 / 8:23 am


  8. vandana sharma 08/24/2021 / 2:16 am

    A heart is difficult to control, but it ha to be!!

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 7:06 am

      It certainly needs the discipline of thought for our own protection. ๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks!

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 7:05 am

      My heart and head each appreciate your comment. ๐Ÿ˜‰โค

  9. Ingrid 08/24/2021 / 4:51 am

    You make a good point with this quadrille: the undisciplined heart can lead us into trouble!

  10. merrildsmith 08/24/2021 / 6:08 am

    I like the heart-puppy comparison. Don’t put either in charge, but do let them play. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Susan St.Pierre 08/24/2021 / 7:04 am

      Excellent. Certainly we need their influence unencumbered!

  11. Ron Rowland 08/24/2021 / 6:20 am

    Excellent. Yes… letโ€™s avoid placing them โ€˜in chargeโ€™.

  12. ben Alexander 08/24/2021 / 7:47 am

    Susan, this poem is pure truth – pure and simple. I so agree with your message.


  13. Helen Dehner 08/24/2021 / 11:07 am

    The image you shared made me smile … as did your quadrille.

  14. Bill 08/24/2021 / 11:49 am

    Oh, I liked this. Wonderful poem, but a great message driven home in the last line.

  15. Masa 08/25/2021 / 8:26 pm

    I love the duality, delightful crafting of both a celebration of our emotions while reminding us to not let it rule us. I admit that the concession of taking the goods with the bads was particular powerful. Delicious stuff!

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