Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Wanton Mind--By Diana Dalton--United States

The Wanton Mind
It rambles in wants
Raves and haunts
Sprinkles of carnal fun
Many a yarn spun
In circles, it goes
Puts on enticing shows
Rerun after rerun
Old pains redone

A hamster wheel mind
Will so easily blind  
Our hearts to peace
& endless increase
Be still my soul
Within is whole
Within the lamb
Still, know I am

Diana Dalton was born in England. She grew up loving the county side which later developed and inspired her desire to capture those beautiful moments which she does through her poetry, her spiritual nature and photography. Though not a prolific writer Diana has had her poems read on Dutch radio, and has been featured in some American compilations of poetry. She will dabble and challenge herself with some recognized forms, yet most often, Diana likes the freedom of words and will take some poetic license even to inventing nonexistent words together with her husband and fellow poet, Yancy Dalton.


  1. Dear Diana,
    Thank you for this unique poem.
    I like the way it ends
    in the stillness of the soul.

  2. Diana,
    Good poem in content and flow.
    Sincerely yours,
    David Fox

  3. I love how this poem turns and whirls in a pleasing flow of rhyme, Diana. Minds are complex, and sometimes can be beyond control, but you know where you stand. Regards // paul

  4. Very creative, Diana. A joy. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  5. Plain truth. You show human proof. Great writing my dear.