Natalie: Thank you for joining me today on this third day of the “Spotlight” tour! Today, I’d love to introduce my second and recently published poetry collection, The Heart’s Lullaby.
The Heart’s Lullaby is a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain. ♥
Love, in its purest form, is tranquil and soothes the soul. But love, as is life, can sometimes be cruel and unjust with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes. In essence, it is a journey of self-discovery. A continuous journey of becoming. Often, it becomes a delicate dance of holding on and letting go.
We linger in memories of ill-fated love; our minds can easily soil them, and our hearts can effortlessly polish them to perfection, altering their resemblance entirely. We can anchor ourselves to yesterday by zealous choice or solemn grief. So easily, we can become obsessed with what “might have been” and miss the beauty that lies before us. Our minds craft spectacular moments that will never be realized. Why? Is it self-indulgence, or are they necessary companions for our soul’s survival?
Love, its force so formidable, transcends time, distance, and even death. Eternal love is the epitome of its grandeur.
To feel the exquisite, majestic splendor of love is the greatest gift we can give or receive. To have another see the unique beauty in our imperfections, that will protect us and elevate us without greed or envy, a soul willing and proud to walk this journey of life with us and share in its joys and sorrows … this is love, a gift unmeasurable and unmatched by earthly possessions.
But two souls must be willing. Therein lies the intricate complexities of the heart. And in the end, we must never forget … love, as is life, is a continuous journey of becoming.
Echo of Love
I hold on to yesterday
Without it I can’t breathe
They say it gets easier
But they know not your memory.
The power of a thousand suns
Delicate as morning dew
The dawn course of enchantment
This is my memory of you.
But yesterday holds you
Relentless in its grasp
Or is my obsession
That tethers you to the past?
For the winds carry you now
An echo that knows no end
Translucent and enduring
You penetrate everything.
You are the sun that warms my skin
The velvet touch of morning dew
The songbird’s sweet melody
These are the blessings of you.
I’ll always have yesterday
But I don’t need it to breathe
For you’re everywhere and everything
The gentle rain and summer breeze.
© Natalie Ducey
*** In celebration of my “Spotlight” tour, I’m delighted to say The Heart’s Lullaby is currently available for .99 cents!
With a BA in Psychology, Natalie has worked in the Counselling field for 15 years. Through her work and personal journey, she has witnessed the remarkable power of the human spirit. Now, as an author and poet, she is passionate about stories that touch the heart and awaken the soul. Through words, she aspires to offer solace and hope, love and understanding. Natalie is the Co-owner and Writer of Peace by Piece Puzzles. She is the Owner/Writer/Designer of Whispers of the Heart (printable art/poetry/verse). She was born and raised in beautiful Newfoundland, Canada, with her two brothers and twin sister. She now resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a Soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces, and their little dog, Bella. She loves kayaking and the freedom and serenity of being one with water. She is an avid reader, passionate writer, and seeker of tranquility along life’s mystifying journey.
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