Where The Heart Is: Poetry by Diane Maietta

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It was Pliny, the Elder, 23 A.D. – 79 S.D., who philosophized,

“Home is where the heart is”

Where you may be your true self, open and free, no matter where you may roam—that is where your heart is, and where your home may be known.

 Your life is Kismet. Your life is your kingdom…There is your Heart.   

Live in your Heart.

Photo by Taneli Lahtinen

Photo by Taneli Lahtinen


Where the Heart Is


It is a good place to look at life from.

It is my tranquil island where I can find

Many horizons to set my soul a-sail upon:

While Kismet’s compass breathes through the

Channels of design, all the daydreams I’ve illustrated

Come full-circle into a gateway of life that is mine:

Here, I am Magellan Cavalier,

And each room has the spell of its souvenirs.

Here, the gardens of verse walk vivacious.

In here, the currents stirring about me are gracious.

For this is where Mother Earth grants me rests:

Where peace of Kipling “If” beats in my breast.

This is my home, the fortress of my kin,

My land of cradles, where fleeing the nest begins.

This is a good place where the best of living comes,

A sanctuary of Heaven’s kind wishes:

A knight-errantry’s championed

Prayer of Peace Symposium.

This, where the heart is sheltered from the fray,

This I shall not lose as day

Genuflects to day.


First Rights.

Copyright, 1999, by Diane M. Maietta. All Rights Reserved.

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Diane Maietta

Self-described as a free-spirit of courage, love, and compassion, Diane Maietta was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and raised in the neighboring small town of Apollo, PA. She has received a citation from the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in honor of her poetic voice and is listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the East, 24th Edition. You may find her artwork at her website: https://diane-maietta.pixels.com/ and her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dianemaietta/