Quotable Poe Week Two-Bob Wertzler


“I was never really insane, except on occasions where my heart was touched.”

– a letter to Maria Clemm


Shall I expose to you my heart

That you may touch it

Take it in your hand

Gently hold it

Without judgment

I think I shall

Come, touch it so

Send me into that

Sweet terror

That divine madness

Pierced straight through

By the envenomed

Darts of Eros

© 2019 Bob Wertzler

Bob Wertzler is retired from almost twenty years in the mental health field in California and Arizona. There are times the title, “Recovering Therapist”, seems to fit. In 2006 he retired to move to Western North Carolina to help and become primary care giver for his father who had developed Dementia. Before all that, there was work at various times as a soldier (US Army 1967-70), community organizer, cab driver, welfare case worker, wooden toy maker, carpenter, warehouse worker, and other things. He relates to a line in a Grateful Dead song, “What a long, strange trip its been.”

Bob blogs at: https://cabbagesandkings524.wordpress.com

6 Comments Add yours

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Thank You, Kindra


    1. Kindra M. Austin says:

      You’re so welcome. I love your response to the quote. Thank you for submitting!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bobcabkings says:

        All of the responses to the challenge have been great. Brilliant idea.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Kindra M. Austin says:

        I’ve been super happy with the creativity!


  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    My contribution to Week Two of the Quotable Poe Challenge


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