Thoughts on Lost Lines

I could not find the
Best lines to write to
The lone man high
Up on trails I
Cannot find…

Giving them to the wind
Or the mailboxes with
A flag always up but
Never put down. I owe
It to a quiet stream or a

Night-time terror that half
Wakes you up and in dream
States I reach out and think of
Songs of hills and lines I threw
To the wind and now…

Cannot find.

10 thoughts on “Thoughts on Lost Lines

  1. Sumana Roy March 26, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    i like the flow of the poem, so spontaneous….


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) March 26, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I like this, to me it talks about the lonely men the world has forgotten… the image of the mailbox is especially succinct to me.


  3. Mary March 26, 2017 / 6:41 pm

    Sometimes one feels that one cannot find the best lines….but to write lines at all is an accomplishment.


  4. Sherry Marr March 26, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    I love those closing lines……….very poignant.


  5. Wendy Bourke March 27, 2017 / 12:34 am

    To me this speaks of the quest to find the lines that will reach – and perhaps – resonate with that lone man … the muse inside of all poets who knows when we’ve got it right. Great job on this!


  6. ZQ March 27, 2017 / 2:19 am

    Yup! been there, done that, and still can’t find the t-shirt 🙂


  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade March 27, 2017 / 6:38 am

    Set them free! New ones will come.


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