Chambers Of My Heart

Each one has its place inside me -
Abandoned philosophies
Worlds of my imagination
Treasured memories
Nightmares and spooks
Each breath I take

       The enchanted forest of my childhood
       Lives right next door to the boarded up room
       I’ve erased from memory and mind

       Books with their unfolding, never ending stories
       Reside besides the smells and sounds of the sea
       Waves crashing into soft silken beaches

       The shattered glass of broken dreams and distraught heart
       Is held together by the engine that drives it all
       Day by day, hour by hour till the very last

       Words and pictures flowing through my veins
       Onto walls of pristine white paper
       Filling up the blue blue days of Winter

All hidden behind the outer shell
Of the colours of everyday life
Secured good and tight
Behind lock and key
Each thing has its place
Secrets untold waiting for the light

This is what you’d find
If you cut me open
To see what’s inside

       Chambers of my Heart

Currently unavailable for purchase

Poem. Not quite sure why I wrote this, but I wondered what my heart would look like if it had rooms for everything I feel and think….

See the illustration to go with it here


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

View Full Profile


  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 4 years ago

    This is an amazing piece…love it….& the art is incredible!!!! xooxxoxo

  • Thank you so much Sally. :-) It came from the heart. LOL xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • lianne
    lianneover 4 years ago

    Sometimes it scares me how much alike we are, how similarly our minds work and where our thoughts take us. Yes – lol – once again there is a poem in my “simmering pot” with exactly this theme, something I go back to every few days to play with or edit for the day I might think it good enough to post. And then I come here and find my own heart written on your pages along with this incredible work of art and I think, “I do not need to work on that any more. Sybille has said it so perfectly.” This is just such a profoundly beautiful poem Syb – and I would favorite it a dozen times if I could. xox

  • Thank you so much Lianne. Isn’t it a lovely thought that despite all the distance we’re in synch with each other. I so often feel the same about your poems, and it makes me happy that I am not alone in feeling a certain way. Lots of love. xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsover 4 years ago

    awwwwwesome. Yes; both image and poem are killer.
    your heart is a beautiful, magical place, dear.
    one of your very best.

  • Thank you so much. :-) I wonder what chambers are in your heart? xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Natella2020
    Natella2020over 4 years ago

    This and so much more, things we can’t even begin to touch or describe!

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    this is so well written and heart felt and both make apowerful statement on their own but together wow!!!LIZ maybe a boo ???

  • :-) Thank you so much Liz. Maybe one day, when I have enough and feel confident enough I might make it into a book. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 4 years ago

    ps forgot the k Im hitnthe key but not hard enouigh !LIZ

  • TannerRagland
    TannerRaglandover 4 years ago

    This is a very amazing piece. I loved this as I read it, then I read it again! :p


  • Thank you so much Tanner. Glad you liked it. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 4 years ago

    WOW. LOVE THIS. both poetry and image are outrageous! have missed you. awesome viewing your incredible work again. hugs, shar xoxoxo

  • Thank you so much Shar. :-) This one was from the heart. Wondered what made up mine and what was in it. :-) xoxoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 4 years ago

    amazing work! (both image and words)

  • Thank you so much Boo. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on being one of our first featured 12

  • Thank you so much Pete. I am honoured. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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.