A soft spring breeze whispers
Carrying fresh scents of the past
Linger in the heart
“Lingering in the Heart” quietly ponders how fleeting moments in time can have a lasting impact within. The flow of the 3 lines is gentle and reflective, like the breeze it describes. The lines get shorter at the last line, which gives a sense of moments passing.
The tone is pensive but more subtly wistful, and the imagery of the spring breeze is incorporated throughout in an integrated way.
Editorial Review: The soft spring breeze carries the fresh scents of memories past, but rather than the scents lingering in the physical world, the poet reflects that these scents—and the memories and feelings they evoke—linger in the heart. The breeze and scents can invite us to explore deeper meaning within ourselves, reflecting on our experiences.