In the eye of the stream..

I, nomad at heart
Meander; trying to find
That elusive sea
Unite with my brothers in
That elusive sea
Before we part; in search of
Adventure again

Shared at One Shot and Poets Rally.

I’ve got a nomination for the Perfect Poet award in the previous rally. I accept with much thanks, and nominate Kavita of How I Write, Is Mine… How You Read, Is Yours for the badge next time out! Cheers.

© Leo 15/06/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

52 thoughts on “In the eye of the stream..”

  1. Ah the sea of life, and endless ocean from which we all float in, and the desperate search for the others who share our woe and passion. Good luck in your search my friend.

    @Shoeless: Thanks! I do hope to find that ocean soon. The rally is a close match to that unison of brothers and sisters who admire the written word! Glad you liked my poetry! 🙂

  2. i tend to wander around myself in search of adventure…

    @Brian: So do I, friend! It is a search that has no destination! 😉

  3. Surely sounds like one adventure..Brilliantly done and nicely claimed award..congrats for the award


    @Alcina: It is. Writing is always an adventure for me I feel. To find more souls who share the passion I have for writing is always exhilarating! 🙂

  4. . . . and that is just the way it is, and the way it should be . . . Sharing good times for awhile before picking up and walking down that winding, ever-changing road, seeking new people, new adventure . . .

    @Jerry: Yes. Better nomadic mind, than staying in one place and becoming stale I guess! Thanks!

  5. Love the repeated line ” that elusive sea”, it took on this meaning for me as I read the poem. Short and sweet but loved it!

    @Laura Lynn: Thanks! 🙂 Glad you liked it. And yes, to the meandering river, the sea does seem elusive after a while. 😀

  6. Ah! Ever the adventurous poet. What is a poet if not adventurous? 😀 Good work Leo.

    @Deboshree: True. A poet does need some adventure always 🙂 They find it through their minds, even if they can’t travel the world!

  7. Wow, in so few words you summed up what it was like to be a hunter or a warrior in any early culture. They’d get married, go off a month or so later and It wouldn’t be rare to not see your newborn until he/she is already a preteen. Anyhow this is instantly what I thought of.

    The who nomad lifestyle is of interest to me. I used to work at a place where I would regularly use independent contractors. Many of which where by definitions nomads. And while I found it hard to imagine myself in such a lifestyle, part of me admired, even was jealous. While the lifestyle could be lonely, if you think about it, it really is a new adventure on an on-going basis.

    Sorry my response was longer than the piece, but I guess you can tell I enjoyed it 🙂

    @Fred: I think your perception of the poem got it a whole other meaning that I never intended to give it, or thought of even. Nice to know of another angle that it portrays. No matter the length of your comment, I could tell that you enjoyed it. Thanks very much 🙂

  8. Oh.. I hear ya, Leo…
    Aren’t we always in search of something?! Sometimes peace, sometimes ourselves..

    Very beautifully worded, buddy..

    And oooohhh…thankoooo for the nomination!! Woowwwiiieezz!! 😀

    @Kavi: Yes, we are always in search of something or the other for sure. Glad you liked the piece 🙂 and most welcome for the nomination too!

  9. Congrats on the award it’s well deserved. Let’s hope that sea isn’t always elusive. Great poem.

    @Andy McDonald: Thanks! Yes, let us hope that we can find that sea soon! 🙂

  10. Leo… I suspect this gives a very real glimpse into what drives the narrator. Wanderlust. Adventure, Newness. Intrigue.

    @ Kim: Thank you 🙂 Glad you liked it and could see the glimpse!

  11. This felt like a shaky breath of fresh air to read.
    I hope you find what you are looking for.

    @Aynsley: I hope so too. Thank you 🙂

  12. Beautiful metaphor describing a wandering and seeking heart. 🙂

    @Raven Black: Thanks! I just meant it literally, as the river itself. But metaphorically, it can mean that of course 😉

  13. Meandering, I have always loved that descriptor – well said write!

    @Thomas: Thank you. Glad you loved it. 🙂

  14. Hmm elusive sea… Love your use of words! Feels like freedom… and adventure. Perfect read for this time of year! 😉

    @Magher: Thanks! Yes, perhaps it is.. a search for freedom too.. Glad you liked it! 🙂

  15. I think most folks who write tend to have nomadic natures…it’s definitely a good thing that we’re able to bond with other nomads on the seas the internet…nicely done.

    @Dasuntoucha: Yes, I think most writer folks are nomadic too; and it is a pleasure to find others who share that passion! Thanks! 🙂

  16. Loved it. I like how it was so figurative yet at the same time so literal. 🙂

    @D: Thank you 🙂

  17. I like that the nomad is looking for the sea, rather than the sea being the means to adventure.


    @Richard: Yes, just the sea doesn’t give the adventure. Finding the sea is more fun I feel 🙂

  18. it feels like years ..super lingering words…

    well done.
    Thanks for the sunshine in the rally along the way for 10 months in a row.
    Hope that you do enjoy the rally.


    @Jingle: Enjoying it as and when I can 🙂 Thanks!

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