My own version of something author Katherine Mansfield wrote once which began "the mind I love..." and then described a garden.


The mind I love

The mind I love
must have wild places.
A cliff where the sky meets the earth
and you can hear music on the wind.
A forbidden forest where
only the courageous walk.
And a chuckling river
with mysteriously deep pools.
The mind I love
must light its own sky with stars
so that I may recognise it by the fire
that burns in its darkness.




Poetry by Maija Liepins
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Written on 2017-01-25 at 16:37

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
So nice :)
2017-01-31



What a beautiful metaphor. And a fine reminder to those of us who like to have control to love the strangeness and freedom of the loved one.
2017-01-26



Oh, this is marvelous! Thank you for this poem.
2017-01-26


Kathy Lockhart
This is beautiful and I enjoyed each line. My senses were delighted and thrilled.
2017-01-25