via A Poet is …..
There is no shortage of quotes in this post by Penumbra Haiku, so I will not go through them.
Although she did not describe writing poetry in this quote, I add one from Mary Oliver: “I want to think of dangerous and noble things/I want to be light and frolicsome/I want to be improbable, beautiful and afraid of nothing as though I had wings.”
When I write poetry, I want to be light, frolicsome, and play with language as my dangerous and noble thoughts take form and flight. In those moments, I appreciate living in the midst of wilderness that has no words, but is expressed somehow.
I took this video of the Spokane Falls two years ago, during a period of record high water flow. It reminds me that, even in the middle of a city, I am in the midst of my own wilderness seeking to be expressed.
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A POET IS—WILDNESS SEMI-TAMED BY STANZA AND VERSE?
Thank you Jonathan.
Incredible video! Beautiful expressions of wilderness, literal and imagined!
Thank you Victoria. It was breathtaking to witness and experience the power so close at hand.
This is truly a nice piece, it resembles some of the things I think about when writing poetry.
Thank you. For me, poetry comes from the margins of where I exist.
Of all the good ones, the last sentence caught me: “…even in the middle of a city, I am the midst of my wilderness seeking to be expressed.” Yes, indeed, I (and perhaps many others)feel the same.
We are always living in nature and there is always wilderness surrounding us waiting to be explored.