To Wander

This south wind

Brings a warmth

Tickling the side

Of rhododendrons

Waiting for the fluster

Of petals who fall

The quickest, earliest

Sticking to shoes

Tracked into the kitchen


“I meant to tell [you]

How I longed

For just this single time”


Late summer petals

Dried, lightened wishes

Caught in kitchen corners

With lone coffee beans

With runaway grains

Who stick to shoes

Tracked out, where

The north wind

Tickles the sides

Of oaks and beech


“To wander—now—is my repose”


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31 Responses to To Wander

  1. slpmartin says:

    Love the tone and feel of this verse.

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  2. Sadah says:

    Well written.

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  3. Wow. This is beautiful poetry. It made me stop, suddenly, and remember moments in time just like this, giving me chills and that “ah ha” moment. And, that is what poetry is suppose to do. Thank you. K. D. 🙂

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  4. Kondaine says:

    As always, the words are beautifully woven.

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  5. Elan Mudrow says:

    Thank you, my friend.


  6. Fantastic! Especially conjured images of kitchen floor and what tracks in, tracks out …

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  7. The descriptions make you feel like you are right there…within one of those everyday moments we all take for granted. Very well done.

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  8. dornahainds says:

    Simply, Fabulous! 😎🥀😎🥀😎🥀

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  9. rishhu says:

    Very nice! The poem just flowed!


  10. ProfTomBot says:

    Thanks for the artful reminder that rhodos are awesome.

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  11. Elan Mudrow says:

    You’re welcome – Yours truly, Azalea.


  12. ProfTomBot says:



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  13. Things have a way of ending, and beginning, again, and again, and again, and, we’re, a part of this cycle of life, and sometimes, we failed to realize that…

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  14. sernicki says:

    Love your use of words and love the pictures you use, truly inspirational.

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  15. vivachange77 says:

    Beautiful the way the rhododendron leaves underline your story.

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  16. Hi, just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Sunshine bloggers award. You don’t have to participate if you don’t want to but here is the link if you do
    Thanks for visiting my site and also for all your beautiful photos and poetry.

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  17. Elan Mudrow says:

    Thanks ourlittlehouse, but I must decline your generous offer. Take care!


  18. Dibaakor says:

    Nice rythem..


  19. Beautiful – loved the nature’s caper


  20. dweezer19 says:

    Love this. 😊

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  21. The way you wrote this, is real craftsman like. Keep up the great work!

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  22. Tanmay says:

    Amazing imagery!!

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  23. samuelwesleycaton says:

    quite poignant. i like it

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  25. nat says:

    I love the imagery and rythmn of this poem. A beautiful way to start my day 🙂 Thank you.

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  26. Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing!

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  27. johnlmalone says:

    I love the gentleness of this poem, the delicacy, the wistful sadness.

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  28. Didex says:


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  29. a beautiful, evocative poem.

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