Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Solitude  (posted by Sumana)

Solitude is an essential human need to replenish the soul. It does clear the weary mind of the clutter and gives élan to your existence.

No wonder poets and artists often choose to be solitary.

“The cure for loneliness is solitude”— Marianne Moore

This poem is solitude. Asks
nothing of you, except
to experience 
that feeling.
This poem guides you,

hides you in a secluded
space in hopes that you become
acquainted with your thoughts
and ideas, a safe haven where
you answer only to yourself.
This poem does not wish you
loneliness, simply joy in
your inner and outer worlds.
This poem is solitude.
Embrace it.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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23 Responses to Solo

  1. Myrna says:

    Thank you for the good wishes this poem gives. Lovely.


  2. macalder02 says:

    Good omens are received with open arms. Excellent poem to believe in others for their good intentions.


  3. Therisa Godwaldt says:

    Sara, solitude has always been an


  4. Therisa Godwaldt says:

    Sara, solitude has always been an outlet for me, which I’ve used to survive my abusive/bullying years, with long walks. As a child, I used these walks to collect recyclable cans and bottles, for extra money, I spent on myself.

    Thank you, Sara, for your well wishing. May the same, be returned to you, as well.


  5. “This poem is solitude. Embrace it.” How lovely!


  6. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    This poem is a breath of fresh air, I fill my lungs and exhale. Thank you, Sara. Your poem is solitude!


  7. oldegg says:

    We should all try to embrace solitude you never know when you might need it as a friend…as I do now,


  8. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    When one’s inner and outer world mesh…true bliss!


  9. Vivian Zems says:

    Cleverly done, Sara! I have full respect for this poem. 🙂


  10. This poem is a magic gift! I love the idea of a room made of words, where a soul can feel safe enough to “answer only to [one]self.” Wonderful.


  11. thotpurge says:

    Like that the poem hides the reader in a secluded place!!


  12. Marja says:

    Beautiful poem and love this “hides you in a secluded
    space in hopes that you become
    acquainted with your thoughts
    and ideas” The best place to hide


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