Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Isn't it curious that
your mother called you
brave heart while mine
named me after a mountain
in eastern Africa?

That I was meant as
God's resting place,
but it was from you
I learned peace?

(Day 1 of A to Z Challenge. My A has always been for Alper, the first man to see my soul. The poem plays with the meanings of our names)


  1. Your name is beautiful, as is its meaning. It is quite something to show another person your soul - the memory of that should be preserved in poetry.

  2. I loved the imagery of your poem, and how this short piece tells a story.

  3. Love the feelings that are so apparent here.... you have a gift.

    Stopped by from the A to Z Challenge -- I' doing a series on farms. I hope you have a chance to check it out. This is the post for today, letter A

  4. it is curious, and I've always been curious... ~

  5. Oh Yay! I found the A to Z posts! Thank you for letting me know they were here. I love this poem, a brave heart always needs a safe resting place... Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @