My Heart Is True – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Frank is hosting Haibun with an invitation to write about heart.

dVerse Poets – Haibun – Heart

Photo by Isabella Mariana:

“The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” Blaise Pascal

My Heart Is True

My quartet, sometimes pumping major, sometimes minor chords, of deep, deep feeling, be they ecstatic or other, less so. To be moved is to know joy and pain, even simultaneously. To be lifted is to know the bounds of passions flavours. Moments like these I feel in my temples, my chest, my breath or lack of it for want of air.

My quartet, all four chambers, never suspended, never diminished, though often augmented with all kinds of bargained feelings of love, forgiveness, joy, pain, fear. It all wells and heaves in my body needing time to be discerned before any sense of consolation or desolation can be determined towards a course of action, if at all. I am uncertain as to who conducts who, but I am certain my heart is true.

My heart is beating
like the wings of a love bird
flying close to you

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Haibun, Haiku, life, quote

31 responses to “My Heart Is True – Haibun by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Amy

    Beautiful thoughts and words. Thanks for sharing, Paul.

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  2. Awesome picture and lovely words

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  3. I am certain of that, my friend. I have never known it to be otherwise.

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  4. I love the conclusion of the prose… a true heart is what is always asked for (hopefully)

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  5. I love the metaphor of the heart as a quartet!

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  6. A quartet. A nice image. I’ll mention it to my cardiologist next time I see him…

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  7. I love the idea of the quartet being conducted and the heart is true. Lovely.


  8. lync56

    Powerful poem


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  9. The metaphor is beautiful, Paul! Thanks for sharing! xx Michael

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