This to me is an image of the wind blowing away a flower. It symbolizes finding oneself and being free.

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. – Albert Camus

The wind soughs through the wayward pines,

past the dilapidated mines,

beckoning me to join it,

to walk away and admit

my need to be wild and free,

to look past the grey and see

the wind soughing through wayward pines,

past the dilapidated mines. Β 

For dVerse

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August 12, 2022 8:49 am

“Wind soughing through wayward pines”, beautiful. πŸ™‚

ben Alexander
August 12, 2022 12:17 pm
Reply to  kittysverses

yeah, I love that line too!

this is such a lovely poem, Nitin.


Gillena Cox
August 12, 2022 9:03 am

Profound. Both your poem and the quote resonating.
Thanks for dropping by to read mine.


Christine Bolton, Poetry for Healing
August 12, 2022 9:08 am

I felt the yearning in your words. ‘my need to be wild and free,
to look past the grey and see’

Tzvi Fievel
August 12, 2022 9:13 am

The phrase, “look past the grey” is very accessible to the reader, because of the symbolic meaning.

August 12, 2022 9:26 am

We can only break free, if we challenge the authorities, and, break those norms we are made to live by.

Tanmay Philip
August 12, 2022 1:17 pm

You make me imagine moving with the wind wherever it goes, so free. Your poem feels like a dose of liberation. I really like this poem, Nitin,

Jane Dougherty
Jane Dougherty
August 12, 2022 2:09 pm

Nice one. Soughing is such a good word πŸ™‚

Kim Whysall-Hammond
August 12, 2022 2:20 pm

A wonderful poem!

August 12, 2022 2:33 pm

Camus is a wisdom filled. Loved how you made great use of his words and created an even greater piece he would certainly approve of. so beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Sunra Rainz
August 12, 2022 6:21 pm

A beautiful scene you have described here, Nitin, which inspired in me a feeling of longing. I adore the Albert Camus quote too πŸ™‚

August 12, 2022 7:29 pm

The world is your oyster, go get ’em!


August 12, 2022 8:07 pm

Oh I LOVE this!! Great job!! <3 <3 <3

August 12, 2022 10:22 pm

Gorgeous work done here, Nitin! πŸ’˜πŸ’˜ I especially admire; “my need to be wild and free/to look past the grey and see.” Yes, that is what we are aiming for! πŸ™‚

Glenn Buttkus
August 12, 2022 11:51 pm

You had me at the Camus quote. The longing for circumnavigating dark parameters is clever and refreshing, reminding me of Whitman and Gary Snyder; smile.

August 13, 2022 1:58 am

Admitting the need is the first step…

August 13, 2022 2:19 am

Beautiful yearning in your words, Nitin and the “wind soughing” is so evocative!

August 13, 2022 11:53 pm
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

You are welcome.

Rob Kistner
Rob Kistner
August 13, 2022 3:10 am

This was wonderful Nitin, and the flow was so tasteful β€” excellent my friend! πŸ™‚βœŒπŸΌβ€οΈ

August 13, 2022 5:37 am

So cleverly blended, bringing the 3rd last line so seamlessly into the last two. Sometimes we need to be like the wind.

August 13, 2022 8:30 am

That first line is a delight, all the way to the end. Love the turn in the 2 ending lines. The wind is a such a strong symbol for being wild and free. A beautifully done Octelle!

Tricia Sankey
August 14, 2022 1:09 am

I agree with Camus here. Feeling that invitation in your verses, great write!

Tricia Sankey
August 14, 2022 10:24 pm
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Tricia Sankey
August 16, 2022 12:24 am
Reply to  Nitin Lalit

My pleasure, Nitin! ❣️

M Jay Dixit
August 14, 2022 1:54 am

I read the quote and then your poem thrice to savour the amazing experience. To be wild and free, wow! You nailed this prompt, my friend.

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