Wilderness the Mind

Call of the wild at dVerse poets! A lot of the wild side is repressed and dies into the sinister. Lives have been structured to bottle up too much for comfort.

 

There is a horse that can not be tamed,

Like your hair

Is your heart like that?

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A man in a suit and a straight face

Looks at a child and gropes in his mind,

The people around him dream.

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Tied down tiger

Tired of year after year,

Darwin, how helplessness evolves!

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© neelthemuse,2011

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12 thoughts on “Wilderness the Mind Leave a comment

  1. This hits so many buttons for me, Neel! You’ll probably recognise harmony with “The Kemp Owaine Sequence”, “Spirit Mountain” and others. There are words and images here I love: the comparison of (female, long?) hair to a wild horse, “looks at a child and gropes in his mind”. Jung would have loved this poem.

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  2. Thanks Simon!I’m so glad it brought to mind some of your finest! I always admire nature poets, living in concrete(now) as I do…..must read Jung…writing is mostly so subconscious.Lots of things going on at subtler levels that we’re not even aware of…

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  3. Oh my, oh my. You know I’m a huge fan of yours, but I must say, that first little piece is just golden. I love the question at the end – like they are far away from the subject, so desiring to know them better. Relevant and moving!

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  4. I love the last line best. I lived “helpless” a long time, not so much now. I do enjoy your work, greatness. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Louise I’m so moved….thank you. I’m glad the first piece worked for you. It’s interesting how different pieces affect people in different ways….it says something about each person.

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