Yours Was the Heart

March 3, 2009 by  
Filed under Poetry

Yours was the heart I could have cared most for in this world and yours was the heart that I hoped would also so care for me. For caring, I have learned is a great gift.

My precious darling, how briefly we were close, and how sad I still become; a blessed sadness though it seems this love, this love … but how soft it makes my sounds toward others, and that is good.

I should think now of what you would want from me if I could watch you grow … it is happiness isn’t it.

Yes, it is joy in my eyes for you and this world. I will try. I will try.

And thank you, dear, thank you from the deepest parts of me for the wonderful moments, the extraordinary time, yes time, yes time we had.

–Daniel Ladinsky

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