Last week we published an episode called Mending a Broken Heart about someone who is sad because their boyfriend or girlfriend has left them. Most of us have experienced this at some time in our lives (and some of us, many times!). It is one of those common human experiences that everyone understands.
While I don’t normally publish writings that are submitted (send to us) by listeners, I got a note from Kaz in Poland who said that he, too, had his heart broken recently. He wrote a short poem about it after listening to this episode. I put the poem below. The English is easy to understand, I think, as well as the sentiment (emotion) behind it. If you enjoy poetry, you may want to read it.
Good luck to Kaz!
Have I fallen in love?
They say love is suffering.
I didn’t believe, I didn’t understand.
“Love is a delight, a joy,” I thought.
And I’ve been waiting for love, all my life …
Finally, when I lost hope, I saw her …
The Princess Ag … I recognized her from glamour,
From a glow which highlighted the scene.
At first I covered my eyes. But then we started to talk …
When our souls in two months got close, she disappeared.
Heavy grief has fallen on my heart.
Did I say something wrong?
The last of my words were: “We have no debts.”
Did she understand by this, “We are through?”
I meant only I didn’t expect mail she had forgotten to send …
My heart is broken. It’s more than hankering,
That’s simply suction, day and night.
I haven’t known such a feeling yet.
Is that love?
glamour = an exciting quality that makes people appear special
glow = a soft light that comes from a light bulb, a candle, or other source
highlighted = to light or to put special attention on
grief = extreme sadness
hankering = a strong desire to do something