Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where the wild things exist

a mother i don't know
told her daughter to save
room
in her world
for the
untamed
things

and

there is no
thing
as wild
and reckless
as love

(i don't think)

but some people
are
afraid

and weed them
out

i have

(i think)

is my heart
ALIVE
enough
to hold all the
tame, calm creatures
as well as
the wild that exists
in darker forests,
higher mountains,
eery oceans,
and vaster plains
than i'll
ever
know?

to love a wild thing
is a secret
inside

linking for the first time in a long time with emily and a whole wild community of imperfection





11 comments:

janae said...

I love the way you flow, the determination to hold both tame and wild within.
"a mother i don't know
told her daughter to save
room
in her world
for the
untamed
things"

love, love, love this - its written down and I'm carrying with me.

xo

Brandee Shafer said...

I've missed your voice. This little poem kind of took me to Breakfast at Tiffany's, which I love.

Emily Wierenga said...

this is incredible. how i've missed you misty. featuring this poem at my place tomorrow. xo

Kelli Woodford said...

wild and beautiful, friend.

love sure is both, as you have captured well.

Brian Miller said...

nice....love me some wild things....and yes there is nothing wilder than love...very nice verse...

Bristol said...

Misty, this was BEAUTIFUL! I'm so glad Emily and friends chose to feature this piece. "there is no thing as wild and reckless as love" ... such a powerful line. May we all save space in our worlds for those untamed things like love. Thanks for your words, Misty, and your courage to share them!

rallentanda said...

Love is wild and beautiful.So is your poem.Loved it.

Jodi said...

More, more <3

Leslie said...

this one. makes me sigh with delight. (very e.e. cummings.)

Jennifer Richardson said...

this is pure raw glorious beauty:)
thank you.
glad, grateful hug,
Jennifer

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