A new day, a new light

To say goodbye to my hometown

to exclude myself from its privileges

my sister and her newborn daughter

how gravely they will be missed.

But to find a path that is farther

head in towards dark woods and imagined


to be free from comfort

to find my self in the reflection of a puddle

in the stray.

To rescue myself,

to ascend

to find the meaning of me.

In the woods my howl will be crystallized

telling the world my thoughts and fears

mimicking the lust

and gusto

of the music of the spheres

Poetry by Ivan R
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Written on 2016-05-10 at 01:05

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Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
This is powerful in its purpose and yet vulnerable in it's admissions of fears and longing. You create mighty images throughout while conjuring up moods and emotions. So well done. :) kathy

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I really like the last lines. This is a great piece. We all need to walk into the wilderness and howl at a certain time in our life.

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
"To rescue myself,
to ascend
to find the meaning of me."

Beautiful lines in each verse.
I find this poem to be meaningful and heartfelt.
Great writing.+

Reminded me of Robert Frost's poem. Deeply moving and utterly insightful.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
A quest, well explained and described. Good luck. I especially liked the image of seeing your reflection in a puddle.

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
This sounds like the beginning of a very interesting journey. The reflection in the puddle is particularly striking; it seems the writer has a significant desire to discover who he is away from the comforts of home. We also like the idea of howling in the woods, finding a freedom of expression that perhaps isn't possible in any other environment. Applause!

'Tis good to get out of your comfort zone, much enjoyed.