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Wilderness the Mind

29 Nov

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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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in Day to day

 

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12 responses to “Wilderness the Mind

  1. simon7banks

    November 29, 2011 at 8:45 am

    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. neelthemuse

    November 29, 2011 at 8:51 am

    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. Louise Jaques

    November 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

    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. brian miller

    November 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    i like the three views…the middle one turns my stomach a bit…and puts perspective on the wild horse and the restrained tiger….

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  5. Betty

    November 29, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    These are such well-pointed poetic thoughts/questions. And that last one – my favorite. Great words!

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  6. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Thank you Brian…stomach churners happen all the time. how do we live with it?

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  7. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 3:58 am

    Thanks Betty! I’m glad you liked the tiger….it’s so surreal how the wild has been torn apart and continues living in the minds of people.

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  8. Caddo Veil

    November 30, 2011 at 7:14 am

    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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  9. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 8:40 am

    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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  10. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Caddo I’m happy to be bridging gaps with words….bless you!

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  11. Rasta teacher

    December 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Love the first one. Poetry is great since it awakens different thoughts in different persons,
    I Rasta of tangled hair and free heart
    Perfect love

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  12. neelthemuse

    December 8, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Thank you Rasta….hair does have an element of freedom attached to it….

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