Hind and Hound

Ron McKinnon 1948 (Windsor)

Here I go again disturbing the den of my unconscious mind,
As if I were a hound and it a fleeing hind.
Still, fawnlike, it eludes my capture.
Only leaving behind a perilous rapture.
But if I should manage to enthrall it,
I fear a sudden doom might befall it.
And deeper doom, should I consciously inflict
A mortal wound, but I cannot cease luring it.
For deepest doom of all -
The chase done -
The Beauty gone -

About this poem

This poem reflects upon the transitoriness of inspiration. To be captured by poetic inspiration is a joyous experience. But it is fleeting and, because it is so, one wants to pursue it. But beware its capture.

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Written on April 06, 1975

Submitted by mcks on January 29, 2023

Modified on April 04, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 411
Words 87
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 11

Ron McKinnon

A Nanaimo BC resident, I began writing poetry while working in Squamish. BC, and have continued writing ever since. more…

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