I seek
As I always do
Solitude
Melancholy in solitude
Familiar, undemanding
Soothing
The back way
To the woods,
Walking, wandering
No prying eyes
Just the leaves and I

I seek
As I always do
Silence
Melancholy in silence
No interruptions
No passers-by
Valleys and streams
Any hill will do
Just the view and I

I seek
As I always do
The land
Skylines
Surf against pebble
Sunsets
A rock to sit on
Just the moon and I.

I seek
As I always do
Emptiness
Melancholy in emptiness
Uncluttered horizons
January coastlines
The meditation room
Breath after breath
Just the candle and I

I seek
As I always did
The leaves, the view,
The skies, the moon,
The breath...

And solitude,
Melancholy in solitude.

Melancholy in solitude