"Being in the Wilderness"

"Being in the Wilderness"

A Poem by L.C. Jarrette
"

Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit." (i forgot who said this...so sorry)

"





The sirocco of Sahara I face

Tread barchans of crescent dunes

This lion-like lightning is looking for lunes.

Sleep soundly in the comfort of thorns

And be stuck in a swamp

Escape from the nest!

Alas! It’s not where you belong

 

The one in a standstill

Tired of the tedious routines

There’s more to life than what it seems.

Robin’s-egg blue

Bracelets of Egypt’s Queen

Envisaging quests from a dream.

Exploit towering cyclones

For there lies diamond Jupiter skies.

Ancient people from the tribes

Follow the murmurs of the river

But only eagles fly…

With eagles



© 2017 L.C. Jarrette


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This is breathtaking! Just beautiful imagery, and I agree with the quote at the beginning - completely!

Posted 2 Years Ago


I've been in the wilderness in many forms and fashions. It has its romance in seclusion; a bit of what this poem strives to represent. But whether mountains, island or desert I found in my travels I was always happy to return home. Solitude is wonderful for awhile but only for awhile.

Posted 3 Years Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

I find the moment of solitude as a time for introspection. Sometimes we see life merely as a form of.. read more
L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

oh and thank you for reading...!!
:)
Good poem! Reminds me a bit of Jack London, to be honest but that's a compliment.

You should write a poem about the lonely wilderness bring out the Beast within a person, the uncivilized portion of the Human Condition.

An enjoyable poem to read.

Some of the lines in the second verse seem a bit random but it barely detracts from the overall quality of this poem.

Good Job, L.C.

Just curious, of which gender do you belong? It would aid me in delving deeper into this particular poem. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Lovecraft

3 Years Ago

That's the gender I was leaning toward. It helps to know, lol. :)
L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

really? don't really know how that helps...but anyway, thanks again for reading.
Lovecraft

3 Years Ago

It's all about perspective, a viewpoint. ;)
Ooohhh, i loved this....

*The one in a standstill
Tired of the tedious routines
There’s more to life than what it seems.
Robin’s-egg blue
Bracelets of Egypt’s Queen*

Only eagles fly... With eagles... haha... Pure magic words, and an even more magical poem... Kickass...

Posted 3 Years Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

thank you very much silente!!
always appreciate your reviews
Silente-Write

3 Years Ago

You are most welcome...!
the imagery was just spot on! the writing was very good and the poem was just amazing!! my favorite lines-
"For there lies diamond Jupiter skies.
Ancient people from the tribes
Follow the murmurs of the river
But only eagles fly…
With eagles"
Great read!

Posted 3 Years Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

thank you darkmist!! you always encourage me...
DarkMist

3 Years Ago

you're welcome!
Your opening quote is by Edward Abbey, the author of a pretty famous book called "Desert Solitaire" & many other good outdoor rustic living books based on his true life experiences. I live in a rustic outdoor way too, so I very much felt drawn in to your poem.

I love reading your imagery becuz it's different in some cases from the idea we have of "desert" here in the American southwest, say. It's fun to see what are the sights & sounds of your desert experience on the other side of the world. I love your outdoor imagery which is freshly stated & original.

Posted 3 Years Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

really? i haven't heard of Edward Abbey. I'll do some research. thanks for telling me margie!
L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

haha! i completely forgot that it was HIM who said it.
Beautiful writing. The images it provokes...priceless!

Posted 3 Years Ago


L.C. Jarrette

3 Years Ago

thanks for reading Bbcherry! :)
Eagles fly with eagles and even then they don't always get on well (The Eagles *wink*)
I never knew robin's eggs were blue and I had a nesting pair all through the end of winter and start of spring !!! - thanks for that - and for this.

Posted 3 Years Ago



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