Going Somewhere Soon

Not all those who wander are lost.
 J.R.R. Tolkien



Follow me softly
says the call of the breeze,
these trees, the way the slant of
sunlight spotlights that petal, this blade.

We shade ourselves
in silence, the songs of desert,
sea. Allow our feet go where they
may. Stay awhile and listen to the sun.

Undone, we just might
be finding ourselves, binding our
-selves in more than skin. In leaf and
soil and sky. In the wander, not the why.


April PAD Challenge, day 10


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9 Responses to Going Somewhere Soon

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Binding ourselves in leaf and soil and sky. How I love that! So beautiful, De, as always.

  2. Mandie Hines says:

    Love that quote from Tolkien. Also love this poem. The rhythm feels like a dance on the wind. You sent us on a lovely journey, De. And not once did I think to ask why.

  3. Shawna says:

    Oh wow, that ending is powerful.

  4. lynn__ says:

    Enjoyed the quote and your wistful wandering here…enjambment/rhyme made it flow beautifully!

  5. Just Barry says:

    I love the softness of this, the gentle, subtle, flowing pace of your rhymes. Makes me wanna take a day trip!

  6. krstaten says:

    You had me at the Tolkien quote. And the poem itself was wonderful. The rhyme and alliteration are placed perfectly to make the poem flow really well in a way that feels very calming. I hope you don’t mind, I’m sharing a link to this one as one of my daily recommendations. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. Jade M. Wong says:

    Amazing poem! And you get bonus points for that Tolkien quote ❤

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