Guest author: Natalie Ducey – Transendence

Today, I’d love to share a  poem from The Heart’s Lullaby collection, Transcendence.

The Heart’s Lullaby was published in July, 2017. It’s my second poetry collection. I discovered my passion for digital art and painting in the past year and love forming/creating images to accompany each poem. I enjoyed working with this image and creating it with an acrylic paint texture. The creative process soothes the soul.

Natalie Ducey

About the author

With a BA in Psychology, Natalie has worked in the Counselling field for 15 years. Through her work and personal journey, she has witnessed the remarkable power of the human spirit. Now, as an author and poet, she is passionate about stories that touch the heart and awaken the soul. Through words, she aspires to offer solace and hope, love and understanding. Natalie is the Co-owner and Writer of Peace by Piece Puzzles. She is the Owner/Writer/Designer of Printable Art & Verse.   She was born and raised in beautiful Newfoundland, Canada, with her two brothers and twin sister. She now resides in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces, and their little dog, Bella. She loves kayaking and the freedom and serenity of being one with water. She is an avid reader, passionate writer, and seeker of tranquility along life’s mystifying journey.

Find and follow Natalie

Website     Facebook – Whispers of the Heart    Twitter     Pinterest

 Amazon Author Page    Google +1    GoodReads     LinkedIn

Books by Natalie Ducey
Click the images or titles to go to Amazon

The Heart's Journey Home by [Ducey, Natalie]The Heart’s Journey Home

The potential of the human spirit has always amazed me. Through poetry, I try to capture the essence of the fragility and the resiliency of our hearts; the brilliant beauty of life’s journey.

We all love/loved deeply and most likely have been on both sides of goodbye. We know the exquisite and profound beauty of love. We know the immobilizing force of grief and the anguish between letting go and holding on. We know the acute distinction between second chances and new beginnings.

Life…It’s majestic and mystifying, and every day we are granted the opportunity to begin again. Let’s enjoy the Journey!

The Heart’s Journey Home is a celebration of our heart’s journey through life’s majestic beauty. The collection includes 23 poems titled: Reckless Words, Borrowed Angel, Nobody’s Fool, Silence of the Heart, Love’s Illusion, Fallen Angel, Let’s Dance, Where Does the Love Go, Young Love, Small Town Girl, Winter’s Gift, Destined to Fly, Eternal Love, The War Within, To my Sister on our 40th Birthday, Goodbye without Warning, Old Oak Tree, Names in the Sand, Can’t Let Go, Memories Linger, Caged Bird Sings, Surrender, and Heart’s Journey Home.

The Heart’s LullabyThe Heart's Lullaby: A candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain by [Ducey, Natalie]

The Heart’s Lullaby is a candid portrayal of love in all its splendor and pain. Love, in its purest form, is tranquil and soothes the soul. But love, as is life, can sometimes be cruel and unjust with its paths of uncertainty and forced goodbyes. In essence, it is a journey of self-discovery. A continuous journey of becoming. Often, it becomes a delicate dance of holding on and letting go.

We linger in memories of ill-fated love; our minds can easily soil them, and our hearts can effortlessly polish them to perfection, altering their resemblance entirely. We can anchor ourselves to yesterday by zealous choice or solemn grief. So easily, we can become obsessed with what “might have been” and miss the beauty that lies before us. Our minds craft spectacular moments that will never be realized. Why? Is it self-indulgence, or are they necessary companions for our soul’s survival?

Love, its force so formidable, transcends time, distance, and even death. Eternal love is the epitome of its grandeur.

To feel the exquisite, majestic splendor of love is the greatest gift we can give or receive. To have another see the unique beauty in our imperfections, that will protect us and elevate us without greed or envy, a soul willing and proud to walk this journey of life with us and share in its joys and sorrows … this is love, a gift unmeasurable and unmatched by earthly possessions.

But two souls must be willing. Therein lies the intricate complexities of the heart. And in the end, we must never forget … love, as is life, is a continuous journey of becoming.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
This entry was posted in Art, Books, Guest post, Love, Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

52 Responses to Guest author: Natalie Ducey – Transendence

  1. Thanks so very much for sharing my work, Sue. You’re an absolute gem. Thank you! XO


  2. Vashti Q says:

    Gorgeous poem! Thanks for sharing, Sue. I love Natalie’s book. There are so many gems in ‘The Heart’s Lullaby’. I read from it all the time.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Absolutely beautiful, Natalie! I love your artwork, too. One talented lady!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Reblogged this on Jacquie Biggar- USA Today Best-selling author and commented:
    A remarkable work of art and #poetry from the amazing Natalie Ducey!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Excellent poem, Natalie. Thanks to Sue for hosting today.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. karenringalls says:

    Natalie, your gift of writing poetry is amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing it.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Soooz says:

    Hello, Sue. This is such a great way to meet you. “Transcendence” is one of my favorite poems from “The Heart’s Lullaby” I go back to both of Natalie’s wonderful works and re-read them, they have helped me to access feelings that I had thought long buried.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Pingback: Guest author: Natalie Ducey – Transendence – The Militant Negro™

  9. balroop2013 says:

    A poem is all about emotions and they are flowing so well in your poem Natalie. Thanks to Sue for hosting you today.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Mae Clair says:

    Natalie’s poetry is beautiful (I’ve read both of her collections) and the artwork she uses to accompany her poems, exquisite. Lovely to see her and her work featured here.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Beautiful poetry Natalie. Thank you for sharing Sue. Like Mae, I think the artworks that compliment the words are stunning too.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. dgkaye says:

    Absolutely gorgeous Natalie. I loved your book of great emotional stirrings. ❤ xx

    Liked by 2 people

  13. A beautiful poem by Natalie, Sue.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Christy B says:

    Such lovely poetry! It’s so nice to see Natalie over here with you, Sue. Wonderful feature ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Teri Polen says:

    I’m really late getting here – beautiful poetry, Natalie, and the artwork is gorgeous! Thanks for featuring Natalie, Sue.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.