An Impatient Heart

How do you calm an impatient heart?


Do you lead her to the riverside

and distract her with mossed root and pebble collide

seeking her yearnings to hide?


Do you still her with indigo sky

point at gasps of cloud pile on high

will this scene not render a sigh?


Do you caution

“wear shoes on the slippery hill!”

but she has already bolted

wild child




51 thoughts on “An Impatient Heart”

  1. Sage like words give rise to the question should I even try to calm an impatient heart. This piece is like the fall of single snowflakes before a storm in the sense that each word/flake gently comes to rest on you and then you see it’s intricate design and beauty.

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  2. Another amazing piece, painted with words so vivid, yet light as air floating, spinning wildly taunting readers to catch a sight of your fiery subject. Lovely ❀
    Through the question it raises though, I am torn. Should we tame or not tame impatience and let it roam free? Patience is a virtue, but it should not be a restraint.

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    1. Your words, whenever they appear are refreshing and thought provoking. I say let impatience run free! Often it’s a self imposed cage, but the door is unbolted – we can sit for a while but we are free ultimately.

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      1. Oui, c’est vrai! πŸ™‚ She is very distracting tonight. But if I go silent, you will know I was rescued by a gypsy cloud (wrapped in his cloak of darkness). Ha!

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      2. Oui! Et ce soir, dans mes rΓͺves je parlerais comme une Parisienne! Oh dear, I better return to English before I say something horribly incorrect. I stopped studying your beautiful language in my teens. I truly love it!

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      3. I love how close the countries and varied cultures are in Europe! Canada is a vast expanse of very similar peoples. And some very unusual Quebecois style French language. πŸ˜›

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      4. I live on the Swiss border, so that makes me especially close ^^ Italy is very close too. Have a look on Google maps you will see. Canada is a gigantic country but it is breathtaking. Haha indeed. I love their accent though and some of the words they use seem to come from another era altogether.

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      5. Yes apparently a version of French from the Middle Ages, frozen in time. Trapped then by geography. My QuΓ©bΓ©cois friends are a very warm folk that invite you into their lives eagerly. Or that could just be my charm πŸ˜‰

        Such a convenient location for you, shoe shopping in Italy and fresh mountain air in your locale. Fantastique!

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      6. Curtsy … I have no doubt your home is lovely! I’ve so enjoyed every part of France that I’ve visited: the people, the breathtaking grandeur of your capital, the south coast. Can’t wait to return and see more 😊 And there is my passion for almond croissants. Insatiable!

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      7. It is. Vancouver looks like it is gorgeous as well. I have not been there yet. It is high up on my bucket list though. You are welcome to visit. I can offer you a place to stay and a guide πŸ˜‰ Haha I am sure we can find those in every bakery around here.


      8. Wow! So kind of you to offer 😌 I’m sure my next trip will be to France. I have been to Paris five times and have a habit of ignoring the other countries 😊 She fulfills me on every level.
        And of course, you now have an attentive guide, accommodation and friend in Vancouver. Start planning πŸ˜€

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      9. Haha πŸ™‚ Thank you for your kind offer ❀ I will now! πŸ™‚ I have lived in Canada for a year. In Halifax, Nova Scotia. I was a TA at Dalhousie University, teaching French and a tutor at Saint Marie's university giving one to one lessons to ESL students as part of the TESL certificate I obtained there. I went back to visit my friends on the East Coast and stopped by Montreal. I love Montreal! It is so lively and colourful.

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      10. Parfait! Plan and execute 😌 Wow, you were at Dalhousie! What great life experience to have lived in another country. And the pleasure of poutine and smoked meat in Montreal. I award you an honorary Canadian badge!

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  3. Please don’t ladies, the whole piece hinges on it being an impatient heart ! An impatient heart can carry the threat of ‘not waiting’ thereby moving on and raising the question is it true love/desire for an individual or actually the concept of love/desire. An eager heart just suggests ‘ can’t wait’ as in looking forward to something. ‘Impatient’ adds depth, possible layers and more room for individual interpretation. You’re a right pair you two ! ( I’m laughing of course)

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