Sunday, March 16, 2014

The apple of my eye

 

I’ll leave the city

Green freedom is what I seek

No cars, ships and planes

 

I feel so small there

I've been bottled up too much

Squeezed in by dust and noise

 

Where’s my wicker chair

The plop of fish in the stream?

Fuss I do not need

 

Goodbye towers grey

There’s a better place to be

To slacken my mind

 

I'm returning to

The apple of my eye and

In your bosom lay

17 comments:

  1. Could even be just an afternoon of fishing, to sooth the soul.

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  2. Going back is sometimes the way forward that's for sure...simpler things and places..although maybe the trick is to stop fussing inside otherwise everywhere seems too full

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  3. This resonated with me, having recently returned from a vacation in one of our more remote national parks. As much as I love city conveniences, there is something essential we lose when we spend our days surrounded by concrete and machines.

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  4. How nice to have someone dear to return to! Great haiku set. Nicely old egg!

    Hank

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  5. I know that feeling of needing some other than city noise and intrigue. It is a good thing to realize and accept,

    Elizabeth

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  6. I'm so glad you need no fuss. That probably means that you're not fussy--a good thing!

    Apples from Paradise

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  7. Old Egg, you did a wonderful piece of writing with the words. Enjoyable and scenic.

    Pamela

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  8. Oh this is such great poem! Cities are nice but after awhile you do feel hemmed in by the buildings.

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  9. Nothing like a day of fishing to soothe the soul.

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  10. sounds like just the ticket...a nice relaxing day in the country

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  11. You never cease to amaze me! The best I could come up with was a recipe for a dodgy apple pie!

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  12. Love that! What a thirst for peace...it seems we all need it, no fuss!

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  13. Ah... that's what I felt when reading your poem. To relax in nature. Lovely.

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  14. oh yes the 'wicker chair' completed the yearning nicely; relax and enjoy

    much love...

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