Thursday, June 28, 2012

Where the wild things exist

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


there is no
as wild
and reckless
as love

(i don't think)

but some people

and weed them

i have

(i think)

is my heart
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

to love a wild thing
is a secret

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


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
in her world
for the

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


Brandee Shafer said...

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

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

Anonymous 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,

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