Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Human Wilderness

symbols in Nature
source unknown

 

There is a human wilderness

held beneath the skin - Arts - Jim Harrison

 

it's rivers and streams

flowing through the

the vessels of a heart

beating to the drum

of ancestors who paddled

these waterways of discovery

protectors in a world untamed 

walking the shoreline sole//soul

in the quest of understanding dreams

 

it's a tree veining out from

spring to winter, aging

since the first circle of life

a seed, a sapling, breathing

in and out - in between

incantations in a mystical

forest generation to generation

 

it's a desert traveled during

times of drought and lost hope

brittle bones, mirages from

the past, present and future

a cactus flower thirsty for a

drink from cupped hands

of compassion

 

It’s mountains climbed in victory 

and defeat, gaining perspective 

one step at a time no matter how

steep and rocky the terrain


it's a labyrinth in an open meadow

leaving markers between stones

and wildflowers, a spiraling wave

of all life's experience, the meanderings

of the quest to the center of self art

 

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hosted by Linda

Using words from Poet Jim Harrison 


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28 comments:

  1. "a labyrinth in an open meadow"

    Ha! That's brilliant, Truedessa!

    -David [ben Alexander]

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  2. Brittle bones in the desert - perfect!

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  3. A wonderful poem, Trudessa. I love all the images and metaphors you have used here.

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    1. I appreciate you taking the time to visit.

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  4. This is so beautiful - I can see the scenes described so clearly.

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  5. Always its good to acknowledge those who went before

    "ancestors who paddled

    these waterways of discovery"

    Brilliant poem

    Thanks for dropping by to read mine, Truedessa

    Much love...

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    1. Yes, our ancestors are part of us, as we share DNA.

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    1. Thank you for hosting a thought provoking prompt.

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  7. I love all the descriptions and metaphor to describe the wildness we carry inside... you make me feel it's a pity we leave it wrapped up in skin.

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    1. Hi Bjorn, perhaps we need to share some of that wilderness more through our poetry.

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  8. Fabulous poetry, Truedessa! Within every soul/skin is a vaste wilderness of potential.

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    1. I agree Lynn, there are so many landscape to travel.

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  9. leaving markers between stones
    and wildflowers, a spiraling wave
    of all life's experience

    Love the picture of what it had brought forth to one's experience in understanding what life has to offer. Yes, that is reality True!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank

      I think we are constantly walking that weal of discovery. May journey be a good one my friend.

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  10. A beautiful tribute to nature - very stirring to read this morning. My favorite is the tree, which for me are ancient mothers and teachers.

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    1. Thank you Grace, I often feel connected to trees. There is depth their story.

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  11. The way nature weaves intrically into the lines is wonderful....yes, it's a seed, growing it's veins...

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    1. Thank you ain, I read your wonderful piece this week but, I had trouble leaving a comment. You have reach into a deep place of thought. Amazing really.

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  12. So many lovely lines in your poem ... the visual perspective is also stunning.

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  13. Beautifully written images - and I love the artwork.

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    1. Thank you! I too love the artwork compliments to its unknown creator.

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  14. 'the meanderings

    of the quest to the center of self art'

    - the true journey of life!

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  15. "a cactus flower thirsty for a

    drink from cupped hands

    of compassion"

    I chose one small phrase out of many beautiful ones.

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