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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wild Child

image courtesy of Magpie Tales
She is a daughter of the wild
Artemis's playmate
She lives to shed her bindings
and run with the wild horses,
catch dandelion seeds
in her thick mane
Her love is fierce, feral
Do not try to tame her, for
she will fade away
like the brightest star
in the morning light.

submitted for Magpie Tales, 75 
and Poetry Potluck Week 45: Nature and Life, at Jingle Poetry

21 comments:

Brian Miller said...

well, she sure sounds like a ball of fun...smiles.

Morning said...

beautiful her,
lovely magpie.

120 Socks said...

Love the image and love your response to it! I'm so tempted to write something, but need to keep focused! But well done my girl!

Reflections said...

Stunning imagery... this daughter of the wild. Wonderful write.

Friko said...

Ah, once upon a time . . . . .

Whatever happened to the wild child days?

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful. So many images of youth and strength and freedom.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

WINDOWLAD said...

..graceful line and a poem at its best... like the line 'bout dandelions and the incorporation of some mythological figure... always a first love for me.. thanks for the read!(:

Brightest blessings!(:

~kelvin

Sue said...

This certainly captures the spirit of the image.

Dave King said...

I can honestly say that I loved every line of this - and that is rare indeed. Thank you.

Jinksy said...

Guess many a wild child fades...

Berowne said...

A tribute to fierce, feral love. Well done.

Tumblewords: said...

What a delightful read!

Lyn said...

I want to be her..where can I sign up for lessons?

Helen said...

Perfectly rendered ...

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

amazing story on her.
Thanks for joining poetry potluck,
Cheers!

UmaAnandane said...

Sweet capture of the visual picture into your poem.Liked it

Lena said...

Long may her wilderness live!

Jo Bryant said...

Awwwwww - love this - 'abd run with the wild horses' great line

PattyF said...

Excellent take on the prompt. I really loved this!

planet cyberluz said...

Love this.
You are from Alice in Wonderland ?
Tigerbrite

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Could be hard to handle!