Monday, February 21, 2005

Break Your Own Dammed Heart

love should leave you shouting at strangers
expose your poetry to to danger
if you want the water fall to start
you'd better break your own dammed heart
- Paul Bellows

The chours to the opening song on Tape Deck Classics has been running through my head. I love the way the last line works on at least a couple of levels. It resonates with the scriptual images of damnation and harding of our hearts.

I'll give you a new heart. I'll put a new spirit in you. I'll cut out your stone heart and replace it with a red-blooded, firm-muscled heart.
- Ezekiel 11:19

I see breaking a dammed heart as shatering of stone. Works for me.

- Peace

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