Pure Heart


From the heart the mouth speaks

Through words is given speech

Over the mountains the deer sleeps

Thoughts of man remains discreet


Ponder on the gentle lamb

Humbly it wonders to the watery dam

Searching for his thirst to quench

Even amongst the grimy stench


Consider the way of an untamed horse

Throughout the pasture fright is caused

Not until the horse is broken

Does calm come as a tranquil token


Contemplate the roaring hot flames

the forest of greens no longer reigns

Ash and darkness fill the still air

Life’s green following the fire appear


Study the heart of a man

Examine the thoughts it demands

Analyze the standard it adheres

Reflect why these things appear


And know a pure heart is a rare gift

One that turns from strife and rift

A pure heart lived darkness and light

Reflecting on its experienced plight



Salwa Samra © 2008

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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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2 Responses to PURE HEART

  1. silentfingers says:

    “And know a pure heart is a rare gift
    One that turns from strife and rift.”

    Wonderfully expressed. It has been a while since I have been wondering if the images which accompany your lovely writing are yours too. If so please let me this moment to tell you that your eyes hold as much beauty as your hands.

  2. salwasamra says:

    Hello Silentfingers, no the images are not mine, however, I chose them carefully. Again, thank you so much for taking the time to comment 🙂

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