‘The Black Heart’ by Anya is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week
The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘The Black Heart’ by Anya. It’s the second time she has had her work chosen for this – quite an achievement for a poet who’s writing in their second language. We hope you enjoy it!
What got you into writing poetry?
I think that poetry has found me. I needed it so bad! So it came to me...
Gave me a chance to express myself in a healing way. I had so many things to say, a flood of feelings wanting to be released. I am blessed with this wonderful addiction, I never want to stop using!
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for 6 months now. Physically pouring words on to the paper. But really I think I’ve been writing for much longer, thinking poems in my head, feeling them in my heart, speaking them while talking to people, looking at them when seeing something extraordinary. So I can say I’ve been writing all my life.
Do you go to any open mic nights?
No. Still not confident enough...
But, I will one day for sure!
What is your favourite poet/poem?
Wisława Szymborska; Polish Literary Genius.
As well as three Polish Bards: Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Słowacki, Zygmunt Krasiński. Wonderful writers. The national poets of Polish Romantic Literature.
I am also influenced and amazed by so many fantastic poets of WoL!
Forever grateful and thankful!!!
You are cast away on a desert island, what is your luxury?
Sun bed, sun cream, sun glasses. Unlimited paper and pens.
And I must add; my laptop and good internet connection, I need some WOL in my life!!!
Lots of love!!!!
The Black Heart
the black heart of stone
pumps black blood into
the blackened veins
tireless day after day
it used to be fiery red
felt feelings deeply
knew love very well
doesn’t want to feel
fills up only on hate
it changed a long time ago
hurt too many times
beats in strong rhythm
listening to the whispers
of black shadows
evil spirits from the past
pouring hate into the heart
black heart listens
works hard determined
to never get hurt again