ALLOW THE POET TO GO OUT THERE

Image result for the lonely walker in painting

It is best for you to be true, and practical,

Even if it means you are dull;

You should work hard and be sensible.

A lot of people depend on you,

And people are generally kind, and work for your benefit, too.

It is easy to understand this—and I do.

But if there is one who ventures, in silence, into gardens,

Who walks beside secluded lakes, or mountains, or fens,

Who dreams of poems in the chilly weather, while animals crouch in their dens,

Who smokes a cigarette, as the end of their fingers freeze,

Who takes pleasure in lonely outdoor walks because their own thoughts please,

Their own words a devotion converted from a life with no real care,

Can we allow one, at least, to go out there?

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. March 22, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Yes. you said it

  2. March 22, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    Reblogged this on BUTTERFLIES OF TIME- A CANVAS OF POETRY and commented:
    Let one escape the net
    Atleast one

    • thomasbrady said,

      March 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you!
      Deeply grateful.
      Tom

  3. March 22, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Beautiful.


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