Always Searching for Home

the cedars turn to palm and i wonder where i’ve gone
in age we move to move again – always wanting home
and tho we run away – there’s part of us that stay’s
wishing washing – washing wishing too


if we travel elsewhere
i’ll still see part of you
in the trees – in the atmosphere
all the humid sky so blue…

i want to travel the rosary
see Matisse and pray with God
sit with Mary and ask her ‘do you like this inner light –
don’t voice an answer – i know – just nod’


if we’re up in France
or on Hawaiian islands
if we’re in a forest
or sleeping Vanderwater
don’t ask me what i mean – because i’m not sure i do
just sit there beside me – forever/always – i’m with you

always and forever
what we have – is true…..

* Henri Matisse – famous painter who created the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence – in his creation of the church he wanted to showcase ‘light’

*Vanderwater – a conservation area in Thomasburg Ontario

About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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