Saturday, August 6, 2016

An Artist’s Notes--By Gerald Heyder--United States

An Artist’s Notes

A broken heart is a poet’s pen
with crimson shade of ink,
billowed wounded thoughts that flow
gives a reader pause to think.
Teardrops on canvas
is an artist’s palette paint
with every stroke as a story line
from sinner to halo’d saint.
Mournful notes on paper
writes the composer’s bleeding soul;
symphonic strains to a tended ear
can be a somber bell that tolls.
Expression comes in many ways.
Oh form of painful spurt,
like a nerve that is wonderful
until it starts to hurt.
Some broken branches on the tree
are stories never told
of heartache that’s a shadow cast
in the life we sculpt and mold.

Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  1. Gerald,
    A beautiful and unique poem!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  2. Hi Gerald, a very moving poem, I love the rhyme and rhythm of the piece, beautiful.

  3. Hello Gerald. Wow. That opening line is very powerful and sets the tone for the rest of the poem. Love it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Dear David, Annie, and Maurice--Thank you for your lovely comments on Gerald's insightful poem. I will send them to him.

    Dear Gerald--Thank you for sharing this artistic reflection. Congratulations! Wishing you ongoing success with your writing.

    Blessings to all of you,