Homeward Longings

 

a poem by Dean Snider

 

 

Near Lands’ End, where soil meets sea

Ancient cedars bend to a brisk November breeze

Turbulent horizon softened by golden Rae’s

Harmonious rhythms of homeward longings, in heart and mind still plays

 

The heart knows what the mind sows or is it the other way?

 

A brief foray into another worlds charm

Transported safely in the Ferryman’s arm

A straight removed, this island remains

A reminder of a home not so well known and an invention of better days

 

The mind grows what the heart sows, or is it the other way?

 

Return to the beginning of a life left behind

Something vaguely familiar to these images of mind

Stumbling through a joyous reunion of genes

A long-lived decision, a carefully constructed revision of this historic scene.

 

The heart knows, what the mind sows, or is it the other way?

The mind grows what this heart sows, or is it the other way… or is it the other way?

 

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2 Comments

  1. Like it! You’re really putting yourself out there in word and creative!
    Favorite line: the refrain, “The mind grows what the heart sows, or is it the other way?”
    Happy for you Dean, and can’t wait to hear your voice and guitar again.

    Snug Cove? …as your heart draws you back to BC, could you be thinking about living in the islands rather than the mainland?
    “A reminder of a home not so well known and an invention of better days.”
    I’m in.
    Let’s settle in a coastal retreat, still fairly accessible to the city.
    Clearly your post inspired me. Thanks for sharing yourself.
    Dawn

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