Steps of a Wanderer

Steps of a Wanderer

A Poem by Emily Lynn

Glide along moonlit silk

Upon feet made of glass

Kiss the chill of twilight's breath

And taste the poor mans ilk


Savor calm of the Universe

The black silence of the stars

Sway in Earth’s cradled touch

The wanderer’s traverse


Bound from ledges of normalcy

Through the palm a coin shall burn

An ember of the suns array

Unbound by ties of solvency


Sway amongst oceanic tide

Feet unbound with heavy led

Not a penny in the pocket

No man from which to hide


So glide along moonlit silk

Upon feet made of glass

Kiss the chill of twilights breath

And taste the poor mans ilk

© 2011 Emily Lynn

Author's Note

Emily Lynn
I'm going to add in a few more stanzas in the middle, but this is the outline anyway.
Please share any thoughts/interpretations

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Wow, I really enjoyed this write, This is wonderful

Posted 1 Year Ago

Many paths to define and share... and growth into what the wanderer is to "Become".

Posted 2 Years Ago

A very beautiful write
Feels like this subtle discovery
of the world and humanity
in a glimpse

pretty cool

Posted 5 Years Ago

Very good job. It was easy to read and has a nice flow to it. My only suggestion would be the last line of the 2nd stanza. It just kind of ends with what seems like a lacking syllable. Might I suggest the following:

Savor calm of the Universe
The black silence of the stars
Sway in Earth’s cradled touch
Where the wanderers traverse (Orig: The wanderer's traverse)

I know i'm changing "traverse" from a noun to a verb and possibly changing your intent completely. To me it makes more sense, but I'm not too bright :P

Posted 9 Years Ago

wow thsi is very good, so nicely expressed and written. Amazing write.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This was excellent. I loved how you used the same stanza first and last. But I afraid to say I have no idea what 'ilk' is. I thought maybe it was a typo of 'milk', but I really don't think that's right... :P

Posted 9 Years Ago

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good work it inspires me more and more to write better stuff
love it keep up the good work

Posted 9 Years Ago

wow!... excellent work Emily,
from the first beautiful lines to the last...I thought this was great.....I think i am really going to like your writing.
well done :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

God that is beautiful I cant think of a word to describe it .I simply lay my pen in reverence at your feet.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Amazing as always, reads fluidly and rolls on without need to process. I wonder how my mind would react to having such an imagination.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on October 20, 2011
Last Updated on October 20, 2011


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