You with the unruly hair
enticing prey with that
forbidden smile.
They bore you but the game is
the thing and the road that you
travel howls with the Blue’s train.
You navigate your map of uncharted
pleasures and who could not love you
for dreaming a bold universe beyond
this pale world?
At night You lie down on a river of stars
among drifting shadows of wild things
knowing
you are not really tame.

112 thoughts on “Wanderer

  1. This is wonderful, Holly. All of our wild things mapping uncharted pleasures. Do you remember Maurice Sendak’s book “Where the Wild Things Are”? Your lovely words and Billy Joel’s song brought to mind the cover of Sendak’s book.

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      1. It’s a children’s book. It has really great artwork. I had to read it over and over and over to my daughter. That’s why after 25 years I still remembered the cover.

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        1. I am surprised I haven’t read it, I did a lot of children’s book readings, mostly from a giant book by Hans Christian Anderson passed down a couple of generations. I will have to find this book and read it. Thank you Timothy!

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  2. Read the poem at least 3 times. I adore it.
    It’s like me: unruly hair, not tame & dreaming up crazy tales. All I need now is to find a bed of stars.
    Really a wonderful piece, Holly! ❦❦

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  3. I could see myself in this lovely vision. Not now. Time has tamed me and I’m house broken…somewhat. But, in those younger years full of endless adventure, yes I can clearly see it. I was a rescue wildling and domestication wasn’t my thing. Love the ending. The power in your poetry always comes in fortissimo in the last few notes. Not to the ears, but to the imagination in rich pastels of living color. And who can’t rock out to Billy J. ?

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      1. Ha ha ha! I can’t kid you Rene. You know me too well. I did like reconnecting with those thoughts your beautiful poetry awakens. I just added Sling Shot at Screamer’s Park, Daytona to my bucket list.

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          1. Me too! I’ll be visiting my sister this summer and I’ll take her, her husband and my niece and her family and we are going to make a family video of us all losing our dignity on the slingshot ride. My sister and I have a similar sense of humor so when we get together we laugh until we pass out. It’s going to be awesome.

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          2. Should I censor it before I upload the video? My sister is a bold and fearless woman with an amazing depth of knowledge and command of expletives when catapulted into the air at 150 KmHr. 🙊🙉

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          3. That is awesome Rene. We’ll definitely have to compare notes. Imagine our group of SlingShot adventurers in a Paris cafe discussing with exuberance, our SlingShot addiction. That would be so Hemingway-esque

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          4. It is a nice thought. I’d love to participate in that conversation. Hmmmmm. Maybe I can create a WP site called Le Procope II Bohemian Style Cyber Cafe. We can all go there 24/7 for a good expresso or chase the green fairy.

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    You navigate your map of uncharted
    pleasures and who could not love you
    for dreaming a bold universe beyond
    this pale world?

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