My own version of something author Katherine Mansfield wrote once which began "the mind I love..." and then described a garden.

The mind I love

The mind I love
must have wild places.
A cliff where the sky meets the earth
and you can hear music on the wind.
A forbidden forest where
only the courageous walk.
And a chuckling river
with mysteriously deep pools.
The mind I love
must light its own sky with stars
so that I may recognise it by the fire
that burns in its darkness.

Poetry by Maija Liepins
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Written on 2017-01-25 at 16:37

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
So nice :)

What a beautiful metaphor. And a fine reminder to those of us who like to have control to love the strangeness and freedom of the loved one.

Oh, this is marvelous! Thank you for this poem.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
This is beautiful and I enjoyed each line. My senses were delighted and thrilled.