25%off Men’s Classic, Graphic, Tri. Women’s Relaxed, V, Scoop. 20%off sitewide. Use GIFTSROCK

Hear My Heart Break

my sweetest song
turned into a sorry tale
my lovely blue tail
dissolved into bitter tears
my silky wings broken
a feather at a time
one sharp word
after another
piercing skin
drawing blood
each note echoing
deep inside my head
the deep blue
clinging to my lashes
the sky calling
with each passing cloud
a new story is
somewhere to be had
further up
after the end
but the darkness
is sticking to my legs
holding on and on
nothing left of the fairy story
not even the happy end
all falls apart
nothing left
just a feather
a scale

and

beyond

a swan’s last song.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

Hear My Heart Break

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 8

Artist's Description

Self-explanatory, methinks. After all the fairy tales of princesses and princes and happy endings this is what is left.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

See the illustration here

Artwork Comments

  • Denis Marsili
  • Sybille Sterk
  • flutterbyerose
  • Sybille Sterk
  • autumnwind
  • evon ski
  • tori yule
  • Donna19
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.