Inspirational Words: Miten & Deva Premal

The following poem was written by Miten and Deva Premal. The poem at times contains elements of free verse, but for the most part is made up of quatrains (four lined stanzas) with a septet (six lined stanza) after two quatrains. In addition, the rhyme scheme is an easy to follow AB-AB (excluding the septets). The poem speaks to the theme of isolation in a chaotic environment and the idea of destiny. Ask yourself what it means. How do you feel about it? And what sort of information can be ascertained about the “wild rose,” for which the poem was named. Does it speak to you? Enjoy!

Strength Of A Rose

Wild flower in a wild wind
Wild voice singing deep within
Wild night when your dreams come true
And it’s happening to me and you

Wild river rolling to the restless sea
What is meant to be will be
No matter what we do
And it’s happening to me and you, me and you

Where we’re bound nobody knows
We’re too far gone to take it easy
Feel the grass beneath our feet as it grows
Feel the wind in our hair as it blows
We’ve got the courage to be wrong
And the strength of a rose

Wild heart in a wild world
Innocent eyes of a little girl?
Wild spirit in a wild dream
Passing through this world alone

Wild river rolling to the restless sea
White cloud moving silently
The silver moon shining through
And it’s happening to me and you, me and you

Where we’re bound nobody knows
We’re too far gone to take it easy
Feel the grass beneath our feet as it grows
Feel the wind in our hair as it blows
We’ve got the courage to be wrong
And the strength of a rose