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To Cry Is To Be Alive (poem)

dedicated to sensitive souls everywhere.

Beauty of whatever kind,
in its supreme development,
invariably excites the
sensitive soul to tears.
~Edgar Allan Poe

Do we cry out of pain
or out of relief?

For the soul knows
when the dark’s said
and done, the Light
will seep into your cracks
and mend you in
100 karat liquid gold.

Our eyes release tears
in times of great joy, fear.
During times of great
depression, resurrection;


Our eyes are windows
open wide to the spirit
so beauties of life
can glide on in
as they rid
the day’s toxins.

Tears of joy drop
when music
becomes one with us,
when Love becomes
one of us,

when the heart truly
knows Namaste’s* meaning.

*Namaste: the infinite soul with me sees the infinite soul within you.

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX

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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

9 thoughts on “To Cry Is To Be Alive (poem)

  1. It’s interesting that some of the people I’ve connected with best rarely ever cry while I find myself easily moved to tears. I can see why people who are highly sensitive could have moments where they question if they are normal and sane, but I believe crying is a great release. I also feel the sense of aliveness you described when I am able to experience moments of both joy and sadness on a quite deep level over the simplest of things. 🙂

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  2. “Tears of joy drop
    when music
    becomes one with us,
    when Love becomes
    one of us,

    when the heart truly
    knows Namaste’s* meaning”

    … this is wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing, Eva! Hope to meet you in Crete one day 😉

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