I went looking

I went looking
for visions

broken shale
bruising soles

barefoot, because skin
needs to touch earth

flatly

when you hunt gods

at least
that is what

the trees told me

& I believe
those roots

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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16 Responses to I went looking

  1. Ina says:

    skin needs to touch earth… yes :)

  2. George Ellington says:

    And again, I agree. Beautifully written, Susan.

  3. nelle says:

    Watch out for snakes! So many snake stories over the last two days, ayeeeee! Enjoy.

  4. dannypereyra says:

    barefoot, because skin
    needs to touch earth

    flatly

    when you hunt gods

    at least
    that is what

    the trees told me

    & I believe
    those roots

    The single lines just float there wonderfully. “when you hunt gods”, what a line. This was a very nice read. :-)

  5. Yes, always believe the roots — for they give you wings of words to share.

    I’m so glad to find your poems, Susan.

    Yay, poetry is not only alive, but THRIVing on the Net!

    I like your daughter’s header self-portrait too.

    • Jannie, thank you! So much appreciate the comment, and nice to “meet” you! The full version of the self portrait is on my “About” page–I love what that girl can do with paper and media…Zoe and I thank you.

  6. Seb says:

    do you kill the gods you hunt?

  7. That’s a coincidence! The maroons I was telling you about when you commented on my poem “Afobaka Dam” consider some trees as gods or holy places where gods live. You might happen to meet one of them.

  8. doncarroll says:

    i want to say that there could be some native culture in this a tad. cause i really like it:)

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