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?


A man in a suit and a straight face

Looks at a child and gropes in his mind,

The people around him dream.


Tied down tiger

Tired of year after year,

Darwin, how helplessness evolves!


© neelthemuse,2011


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.


  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…


  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!


  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….


  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!


  6. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 3:57 am

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


  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.


  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.


  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.


  10. neelthemuse

    November 30, 2011 at 8:42 am

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


  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


  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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