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Embrace the Wild Within

 

Embrace the wild within
Nurture it as a seed planted
In the shallow loam of your breast
Rain upon it soft
Drench it with morning sun
Cloak it with evening dew
Ring out the bells that hang
From your finger tips
Proclaim gladness
At the bursting forth of its first
Courageous shoot
Tend it with ripening jealousy
Plucking off runners that lean
Toward thoughts of pain
Seeking pity
For strong will be the soul
That is wild within

© Photo & Poem by Jilly
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A wild soul writing poetry & fiction while teaching high school literature, all with a camera in tow.

30 thoughts on “Embrace the Wild Within

  1. Nature is the theme close to my heart, so your poem resonated with me ~ These are my favorite lines:

    At the bursting forth of its first
    Courageous shoot
    Tend it with ripening jealousy

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    1. Thank you! I spent this last school year in a classroom with no windows – nearly died. Have windows starting in August. I go so far as to talk with that bold little gnat that circles my wine glass – bet you get that!

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    1. Hooray! Pass it on to your children, Colin. My great-grandmother had a parenting philosophy that has been handed down 4 genreations; ‘You have to say No so often, why not say Yes when you can?’ Mom taught me spontaneity. Glad you are here in the wild world of writing!

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      1. Interesting. The only 4-generation moral which I’m aware of is “do not gamble”: poor old great-grandpa, who was a bonded labourer in 19th-century California, lost a hefty fortune overnight. We can do wild, as long as it doesn’t betray our Hakka’s virtues of frugality!

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