Heartbreak – a villanelle


Noise

For this is how the heart breaks
A falling bough shatters the ice,
To give every piece its own ache

Broken bits float on the frozen lake,
Splintered shards that tell no lies
For this is how the heart breaks

Never any noise does it make
As jagged edges slice old ties
To give every piece its own ache

Through long nights stars stay awake
Watching how the moon cries
For this is how the heart breaks

No matter the many lives at stake
At every turn unkind fate tries
To give every piece its own ache

In terror does the world quake
And shudder as love dies
For this is how the heart breaks
To give every piece its own ache

© 2018 Uma Venkatraman ~ All Rights Reserved

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