Seeking Solitude

photo inspiration provided by Leo Oras

photo inspiration provided by Leo Oras

how I long for a place like that my time in which to spend

a glorious, peaceful, isolated place -of mountain, lake and wind

where my weary mind can rest and my battered soul can mend

surrounded by nature’s beauty that my imagination cannot transcend

no one else around to inflict with me, no one else with which to pretend

~Melanie Blackwell

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25 responses to “Seeking Solitude

  1. Beautiful, wistful and soulful.

  2. What a great way to start my day this is a beautiful way to mend!

  3. Ray

    While a physical locale like that would be ideal, use your imagination and you can spend time there EVERY DAY. 🙂

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  5. Ohhhh…take me, too!! I won’t say a word, and you can completely be yourself!! Pretty Pleeeease?? 😀 This was lovely!! Your talent brings a smile to my face.

  6. leooras

    The photo is from Kalix River, Räktforsen, Sweden. Big river far up in North. I use to be there every summer! Fantastic place! The sun is up in june-juli day and night.
    I like the beautiful poem. Actually it is very “Nordic”. The style is like the poems from some Swedish nationalpoets like G Fröding, D Andersson but more modern! In some way also like Karin Boye. But still I can see it is a genuine Melanie poem! The little cottage beside the river seems to be a place for you! Imagine, listen to the rapids! Best Regards from Leo!

  7. Nothing like solitude to heal yourself from the inside out. Loved the poem. Reowr!

  8. I love this and the little red cabin among all this beauty! Awesome poem and photo.

  9. Hi Wordiful Melanie.such a lovely poem I can identify with. thank you so much for liking my poems ‘Compelled, The Gallows and Highway Robbery!’ Best Wishes, The Foureyed Poet.

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