Incantation of the heart

Suzette Portes San Jose

whispers from what heart holds within
shaken the soul, body cold quivering

catching breath as lips in a grin
let the shadows free and lingering

words shatter the soft blowing wind
splintered tears in bits of tinned

it pains, it bleeds to find its end
gasping and groping trying to mend

bewitching each moment spared
into your heart from eyes that stared

whisperings incessantly roaring
from the cold breeze as wind blowing

freezing the skin, stiffening each vein
the warmth of blood starting to drain

the body and spirit grow weary and faint
sought the strength within so quaint

deep enchantment where love be found
hunted from incantation, a heart is bound


May be a black-and-white image
in acrylic painting by suzette portes san jose
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About suzette portes san jose

ABOUT THE AUTHOR SUZETTE PORTES SAN JOSE She was born and raised in Cebu City, spent her elementary years at Stella Maris School, Franciscan Missionary Sisters at Mabolo, Banilad, Cebu City and her high school years at the University of San Carlos Girls High School, Holy Spirit Sisters. She went to college at the University of San Carlos, SVD Priest in Cebu City, Philippines. She is a University half scholar from high school to college. She was born with a passion for writing and living in her art forms. She started writing online in 2013. She now has joined 18 book anthologies from 2015 to 2019. Each of her poems is written with her painting as visuals and is now appearing internationally, namely in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, India, and the Philippines. She is also a recipient of multiple awards for her ARTworks and Literary works. She was awarded Poet of the Year in 2017 by one of the prestigious poetry site Destiny Poets International Community of Poets UK. Also, a regular contributor to GloMag a monthly issued magazine in India. She has also published her 2 narrative poem Chapbook book "As The Wind Blows" and "Whispering Silence" in the 10 part series. She has also done her first-authored book "The Dawning" along with other books Isle of Words and Colors Vol 1 "Footprints from Every Waks of Life", Isles of Words and Colors Vol. 2 "Journey to the New Horizon" and Kirky’s Adventure Vol.1. Now coming up with Isle of Words and Colors Vol. 3 "At The Rainbows End" and her 2nd book "Whisperings". It has always been her dream to leave her legacy as a fulfilled artist and for her next generation to follow her footsteps. A dream comes true. Thank you, Kirk Dominic (granddaughter) Wilyam Gabriel SJ Reyes (grandson) and Angelito Portes San Jose (only son) for dreams that came to reality.

6 thoughts on “Incantation of the heart

  1. Amita Paul

    The Poet displays a touching faith in the power of love to heal all ills, from those of the cold body to those of the shaken soul. The attached picture is apropos.

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      thank you…i paint my feelings before my words…i do from my heart to your heart…thank you for the wonderful insight of my poem…

    1. suzette portes san jose Post author

      from my heart to yours dear… the inner whispers have a thousand words only to be heard by another heart… thank you my sweet friend.

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