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Heart of Hercules & Helios (poem)

I’d like to unload
a poem onto this page
in hopes that my heavy
heart will alleviate.

But don’t you know?
Sometimes, hearts
need to sink
into trenches,
only to climb out,
gain muscle,
and become


I’d like to liquefy
my worries
and send them
into my quill pen,
And as the ink spills
upon parchment,
my heart fills with a lightness
only the wind could understand.

But don’t you know?
Sometimes, hearts
need to create igloos
to protect themselves
from frigid mishaps,
only to expand
and become



*Helios: the personification of
the Sun in Greek mythology.

© 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

10 thoughts on “Heart of Hercules & Helios (poem)

      1. :). It’s not on the scale of things you’re going through but I’ve just been a bit overwhelmed today and feeling teary, it happens.
        By the way did you get my email from yesterday? I wasn’t sure as I lost my internet connection for a bit and some ppl tell me they didn’t get my emails :(.

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