Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Poem: The Journey Beyond

The Journey Beyond

You lay, still, eyes open yet seeing
not what is in front of you,
but something far away
a distant landscape of the heart,

a place long unexplored,
full of mystery and fear,
hope and distance,
a distance you once felt uncrossable,

but suddenly close,
so close you can feel the heat
of love's jungle, warm and moist
around you,

lush and green with a path
clear and inviting, even
if you are unsure
where it leads.


The picture was not taken in a place like Laos or Thailand, but at Disney's Animal Park. Still it captures the exotica of travel. You can click on it for a larger version.



Shadow said...

sounds so mysterious and filled with possible adventure.

Derrick said...

Hi Tom,

I like "love's jungle, warm and moist"! The picture certainly creates the right atmosphere.

willow said...

Love's jungle! Sultry. :D