Passion within

And It's Supposed To Be Love by Juan Carlos Hernandez

And It's Supposed To Be Love by Juan Carlos Hernandez


in the idea of love,
as contemplated of the mind.
the one,
to which I placed the unknowing heart into,
brought me here, and left me behind.

This place,
an empty hall,
filled with rooms,
you have closed,
once shared.
This space,
shadowing the heart of me,
my face,
covering the tears,
once cared.

in the idea of love,
have discovered of me,
more to the passion within,
this heart, still reflecting a light,
that pushes me forth,
and pulls me,
contemplated of the heart,
more directed,
even in blindness,
because it is through this heart,
I can truly see.

fills this space,
that seemed otherwise empty,
now occupied by all that I am,
persecuted by a past,
yet preceding a future,
a place of meaningful expectations,
where this heart,
is destined,
in all of passions,
to where it is meant to be.

— April Higney

I was sat feeling very miserable this evening having not seen my lovely friend Sian for some weeks and having learnt this afternoon she was still poorly, when a guy called Juan Carlos Hernandez, music lover and jazz photographer, sent me out of the blue this beautiful poem by April Higney, which she had just written inspired by his photo And It’s Supposed To Be Love, taken by Juan Carlos Hernandez of a woman who is very special to him and that was the last photo he took of her before …

I had just dropped off this afternoon to be picked up by Sian the very last photos I took of her before …

No matter how hard I tried, no matter how eloquent a writer I am told I am, I could not put into words how I am feeling as this beautiful poetry does.

How do I explain this? I do not know the guy, never met him, never even heard of him.

I do not explain. I do not even try to explain. The best I can offer is synchronicity.

April Higney had written Passion within without knowing anything of the background to the photo. Neither know me or my background.

Juan Carlos Hernandez had posted the photo and poem on his blog.

April Higney has posted the poem and photo on her blog with a little of the background to it being written.

I would highly recommend Betweenhearts75, the blog of April Higney, where you will find yet more of her beautiful prose and poetry, each one illustrated by an equally beautiful work of art.

For my lovely friend Sian.

Also see

The Zahir

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10 Responses to “Passion within”

  1. marie-christine Says:

    I really liked that poem.
    Thank you for sharing, beautiful!

  2. Juan-Carlos Hernandez Says:

    I’m touched very touched by your sinchronicity .. keep on mate !

  3. April Higney Says:

    I wanted to thank you very much for this. This photo, being drawn to, a lot because I’m a writer of much emotion and it somehow it set within my own personal structure of feelings and intent of words in heart. Life, it can have many strong moments that set us back beyond what we think we can feel, and can change what we think we know, shadowing us with self-doubt. I know this because of many parts of my own life…
    When I speak of the “search for love” in romantic prose or metaphorically speaking, it is a place, sought deeper within, prior to searching “another”, and the inspirations, the talents, the creativity, I believe can help achieve a sense of solace to some level. It is a difficult task, as the path is not a mere path, it can be overgrown and rocky, and each day something new to ourselves, the harsh realities, tragedies, and human nature, and emotions are in the mix of its entirety of life.
    For me, when I look at art or photography such as this, it really has to have something in it for me to venture into it emotionally. Juan Carlos’ photography did just that.
    ~Again I thank you very kindly for your post, it means so much for what I put into this writing and this incredible photograph collaboration to hold an impact of some special meaning to another. ~April

    • keithpp Says:

      The thanks are all mine. You wrote it, Juan-Carlos sent it to me. All I did was reproduce and add a little commentary. It is a beautiful piece of poetry (and I love your blog) that caught my mood as I was feeling in the moment. It was also an amazing example of synchronicity, but I have now become so used to this, that it has almost become the accepted norm!

  4. Lainee Says:

    My heart is full… hugs to all. Thank you.

  5. Dances With Crayons Says:

    How strange, magical and beautiful. Precious moment. Currents, waves, sprinkles, showers. Love

    With Love and warm thoughts to you and Sian,
    And All,

    Jane xo

  6. moondustwriter Says:

    Thank you for loving my friend April’s work. She has a way with her words that inspire.

    smiles from the Moon

  7. marie-christine Says:

    “Flying to the moon and back “XX

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