Human Hearts and Spirits

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the human heart can hold.”

…But if I might be so bold
While I don’t know the exact amount
From what I have found
I believe
The human spirit
Can store
Even more

The first line is from Zelda Fitzgerald, novelist (1900-1948) (Source:

The rest is from me.


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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5 Responses to Human Hearts and Spirits

  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    I’m really liking your poetry, Russ!

    • russtowne says:

      That’s great to hear because if you weren’t you’d most likely be getting very sick of it about now! Thank you for letting me know, Cathy. It’s strange to think that it was only a short time ago (weeks or perhaps a month or three) that I wrote my first poem as an adult, and had written very little as a child. Poetry must have been inside me all that time waiting for me to realize that I might have something to say in a poetic way.


  2. bulldogsturf says:

    Great work again Russ… love it…

  3. Pingback: Human Hearts and Spirits « Teacher as Transformer

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