Friday, November 04, 2011

Lost in the Yonder

I caught her daydreaming today - this odd, Piscean dog of mine. She was here in body but her mind was... elsewhere. I sat there on the side of the stream watching her, mesmerized. Her pupils were dilated, not focused on anything as she stared into the distance, lost in her own mind.

I watched her for several minutes as she stood there in her reverie. Time seemed to stop. And then, she was back with me. I  saw her eyes focus; she became aware she was standing in the stream. She looked around quickly to get her bearings and, realizing I was watching her, tucked her head and shoulders in embarrassment.

No need to be embarrassed old girl. Don't you know??? Your human mother has Piscean blood. I used to get lost between worlds.

Time would stop as that doorway opened before me. I could get lost in there for hours. 
I would plan and dream
Wonder and wander
Make alibis and scheme
I was happy there, lost in the Yonder.

But I grew old and I grew tired.
I got lost in work and busy
Day to day, my powers dimmed
The doorway to my dreams closed. 

I had not time to plan or dream
Wonder gave way to what I know
The need to wander wanted a good home
with no need for alibis or schemes

But I see you there lost in your Yonder
making plans and dreams
full of wonder and the need to wander
creating alibis and fixing up schemes...

And I start to wonder...

Is that doorway to my soul shut tight? 
Or is it open just a little?
Can that be... a sliver of light?

Could I go in again?
Do I dare to plan or dream?
Do I dare to fill my soul with wonder?
Can I allow myself to wander?
Will I need alibis and schemes? 
Will happiness find me there, lost in the Yonder?

So dream on my sweet girl.
Make your plans
Wonder and wander.
Conjure your alibis and schemes
And no matter what life brings, 
I know how to find you, 
You're never really lost in the Yonder.


Linda@VS said...

Oh, Holly, what a beautiful post! I love the poem, the sentiment, and especially that gorgeous photo of your sweet girl.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

Linda, Thanks so much for your very kind words. It means SO much coming from a writer I admire!!

Snowbrush said...

I'm a Pisces too. My mother--a Virgo--used to read my horoscope to me, and tell me that our zodiacal differences were why we didn't get along.

Raising Addie said...

What a brilliant moment you have captured! Your post has truly touched my heart :)

Please give Mabel a BIG hug from us!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie and Hailey

Roan said...

I was sent this link by Addie. She was right, I did enjoy this post. Beautifully written. Hugs to Mabel.

Unknown said...

The pictures of Mabel are so beautiful, she looks so thoughtful and serene in the pictures.

I love your poem too, it's really beautiful.

By the way, I'm a Pieces and I always dream : )

Anonymous said...

I love this one! That's a great poem, and the photos perfectly illustrate the moment.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That poem was so wonderful. And Mabel looks like she is enjoying her reverie.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

rottrover said...

Beautiful poem, CreekHiker :-)

Dexter said...

What a wonderful poem. Thank you for sharing.