STATES OF MIND

Nirvana

Elysium

Arcadia,

 

unlike holiday destinations

don't exist in brochures

or online,

don't make false promises,

offer palm trees, white beaches

rolling surf,

beach bars

recliners,

bliss of a transient kind

that runs out back at the airport

with the phone turned off.

 

You may sense them on balmy breezes:

magic carpet rides,

in a look where a strange truth abides,

when peace creeps in with a certain touch

 

then you may see

Nirvana,

Elysium,

Arcadia

and the lost horizon. 

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raypool

Wed 19th Sep 2018 20:07

Thanks Graham. Still seeking- I think your poem about France may be near them.

Cheers Taylor; yes indeed.

Hannah, I must admit I get some weird ideas - good for getting the brainbox into gear!. Thanks.


Very kind Big Sal thanks.


Over to Mrs May on that one David. You make a salient point about confinement and seclusion - similarly would some of the visionaries of olden times had religious experiences perhaps.

Anya and Darren, thanks for the likes.


Thank you all !


Ray

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Wolfgar Miere

Wed 19th Sep 2018 16:07

mmmmm thoughtful stuff Raymondo,

After Brexit will we need a visa to visit our states of mind, will they be borderless still?

At least these havens cannot be taken from us.

I think Brian Keenan and Terry Waite could teach us the value of those places of refuge in our deep selves, and the great and healing properties therein.

Lovely.

David.

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Big Sal

Tue 18th Sep 2018 21:39

Excellent word choice.👍

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Hannah Collins

Tue 18th Sep 2018 08:57

A wistful feel to this poem.
The search for the peace and beauty within.
Your writing is always thought provoking, which is how poetry should be.

Hannah

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Taylor Crowshaw

Tue 18th Sep 2018 07:25

Enjoyed this poem Ray...the places we can travel to in our mind..maybe..😃

Graham Sherwood

Mon 17th Sep 2018 23:51

None of those places are ever located where you think they might be. They are a state of mind and may also be only a fleeting moment. Still worth pursuing though. Nice one Ray!

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