Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Embracing the wild


What beaten track is this?                                     
Shakes her head, that’s no fun                         
The birds will avoid us                                           
So we must search them out                                
She said laughing out loud                                                          
Who was I to argue?                                              
People were far away                                                                    
Going about their business                                              
We were lost in the bush                                                   
So sat down, ate our lunch                                               
How blissful it now was                                         
The sweet scent of gum trees                               
Birds came to check on us                                    
While we kept very still                                          
We were adjudged harmless                                
They gossiped by themselves                              
A wombat shuffled by                                            
Snakes feared our heavy tread
Kangaroos scratched idly
There’s nothing better than
Embracing the wild
Choosing the other path



New Holland Honeyeater image found at www.homelife.com.au
Kangaroo image found at www.flickr.com

20 comments:

  1. I can hear and smell the bush (being city bound for the moment but off soon) This is the most beautiful time of year in the outback.The Australian wilderness is the best choice to embrace.. one of the very few places left on the planet where one can enjoy true peace and quiet and solitude. I intend to enjoy it while I and it lasts. Thank you for this poem...needed it today!

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  2. Yes, the choice to be embraced by the wildness and embracing the wild is a fine choice indeed. It definitely is the road not often taken, but when it is taken the rewards are evident.....as so well shown in the lines of your poem!

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  3. I would prefer the wild. There is so much life out there and it can make you feel so alive. Even the animals make their choices. informed by experience, judging you safe enough to coexist.

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  4. and a wise choice...it's sometimes better to choose the other path...

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  5. What a delightful experience, the way you tell it!

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  6. Perfect...I would choose the wild...almost intuitively! Nicely done, Robin.

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  7. oh what a lovely line you took here and the less trodden way - love this image '"They gossiped by themselves"

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  8. Amen! How neat to ground this in story! Love.

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  9. How I would LOVE to walk where I could see kangaroos! I especially love the closing lines of your poem - choosing the wild. Always a soul-satisfying choice. Loved this, Robin.

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  10. I too choose to embrace the wild. Thanks for your poem affirming this choice.

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  11. Nice write. There is much satisfaction in this choice

    Much love...

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  12. I can actually visualize the images that you have painted so beautifully here :D

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  13. Nature is such a wise and clear teacher--this was a delight to read!

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  14. Oh, what a beautiful picture you paint. I'd love to walk through the bush, see those birds and kangaroos. How wonderful.

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  15. I love that shuffling wombat - i think if i were to gatecrash your lovely picnic that's what i'd be! Can i have a cake and maybe a shandy ;)

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  16. The choice to wander can be amazing.

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  17. This scene is so sweet! I love seeing wildlife :)

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  18. Really colorful life in your interpretation, I'd chose a wild ..maybe....saw many deer but never so many kenguru...it would be the shock... :)

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  19. What a lovely idyllic poem! I so enjoyed reading this one...

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  20. Embracing the wild indeed...a great choice. Your details brought me right in...thank you!

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