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all the wild barren places ---
by john k zimmerman

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All the wild barren places of this world--
Brooding beyond the bounds of man's control:
Ice choked, forest-bound wild waste;
Dumb tyrant of cross nature’s rage;
Victim of our violation;
Violator of our innocence:
All the wild barren places of this world,
Hold us enthralled.
We sit, our faces to our pitiful fires;
Kindled against the willful wild:
Blinded by the fire, we do not see the woods.
The fire holds us together; inviolate, safe,
From the wild, from ourselves. We sit
Fearing the dark within; the dark without:
All the wild barren places of this world.

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from an earlier collection (c. 1974). it fits my mood tonight



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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Wild places of the soul... Powerful imagery here. Well done.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
it fits my mood tonight
love
tinka
Reviewed by Elizabeth Smith
I spent years in the dark. Thank God for Light! Thanks for the good review!

Love,
Beth
Reviewed by Dee C.
My heart and mind has visited those wild barren places from time to time and wishing myself blind so as not to see the monsters hiding in the dark...only dancing shadows from the fires light. This had definitely got me to thinking...wonderful write!
~ Dee
Reviewed by Patricia Boudreau (Reader)
Ah, more often than not those wild barren places reside inside us...
Well done this...
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Some great lines. Wonderful job.
Reviewed by Brittany Renée
WELL WRITTEN John! Wow, you blew my mind away totally. I'm off to read it a few more times! ;)
Happy New Year!!
*-Brittany-*