Nameless, did you notice you can also say:
"A word isn"t a Word unless it's broken;
a heart isn't a Heart until it's spoken!"
It's an inviting start I feel. Something should be added.
Nice to see that I have inspired you.
I could have, perhaps, said many things; there was actual inspiration and 'work' that ended in the (desceptively simple) 'essence' that I offered.
I seem to value the oriental notion of 'shibui', 'better one stroke too few than one too many' (leave em wanting more).
I feel that my bit of doggeral says volumes, on contemplation (..."the well from which springs one's joy, once flowed with tears" ... "there are places in the heart that do not exist, pain must exist that they might exist" ...like 'compassion' and 'empathy').
I'm glad that it's blessed brevity and razor trimmed 'essence' inspires your own interpretations and inspirations.
But 'more' is not 'necessary'. In violation of amerikkkan philosophy that 'more is better'... it necessarily ain't.
Sometimes a single 'inspired' word in itself can be poetry!
I will come up with a few suggestions.
Be my guest! Words are living things;
"A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
If somebody else would do this too we would have a little game. Who wins the laurels?
I'd rather that my (complete) poem wasn't reduced to a mundane contest.
We are all 'winners'...
Feel free, thought, to offer your interpretations and inspirations.
Glad you like it.