"I've been letting my mind wonder at night. My thoughts should have a curfew." Am Kidd

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sometimes, mysteriously...

Sometimes in the evening when love
tunes it's harp and the crickets
celebrate life, I am like a troubadour
in search of friends, loved ones,
anyone who will share with me
a bit of conversation. My loneliness
arrives ghostlike and pretentious
it seeks my soul, it is ravenous
and hurting. I admire my father
who always had advice in these matters,
but a game of chess won't do, or
the frivolity of religion.
I want to find a solution, so I
write letter, poems, and sometimes
I touch solitude on the shoulder
and surrender to a great tranquility.
I understand I need courage
and sometimes, mysteriously,
I feel whole.

A poem by Luis Omar Salinas
Photo by Magicka.com


  1. Beautiful poem and image. Don't know where you find them, but I'm so jealous.

    It's always a delight popping in here :)

  2. Quillfeather, it's always a pleasure having you here :0) xx

  3. Lovely poem and image, Alina. I like solitude now but I use to find it very difficult to deal with when I was younger. I find moments of peace a good time to be creative and meditate.
    Good to see you again.
    Love, Jo.x

  4. Jo, you are right, when one is young, or should I say "younger" :0) solitude is not appreciated since one is too busy rushing to meet life. I so enjoy your visits! xx

  5. What a beautiful picture. I've sent a link to my friend who loves Romany caravans and I'll show my daughter whose favourite colour is purple. Me, I love the combination of both you found here. As for the poem, it sounds lovely, but I'm a dunce when it comes to understanding poetry so I probably miss a lot of the meaning. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Hope to see you again sometime. xx


Albert Schweitzer said "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" I thank you all!