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Ah, Wanderlust

Ah, Wanderlust, my soul for you burned hot! When fresh and filled with fancy, I could not sit still for long, for I was wont to flee the simple life with its monotony. The moon and stars were mine (or so I thought). In college when I turned eighteen, I bought my ticket to that thrill I’d always sought in lands I’d only read of, far from me; Ah, Wanderlust! Were life a novel, mine would have its plot heat up significantly when I got to Europe; wondrous sights I was to see. Romance I even found! But destiny has deemed adventure would not be my lot. . . Ah, Wanderlust! Written 8/15/14 by Andrea Dietrich for the Wanderlust Poetry Contest of nette onclaude



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  1. Date: 9/1/2014 9:07:00 AM

    Very nice descriptive poem on wanderlust bears nostalgic feeling. Lovely done, my lovely friend. Good luck in the contest. Loved always,bl
  1. Date: 8/24/2014 11:06:00 AM

    maybe you'll still get your cruise, my friend - a world cruise would be cool, eh? hope this gets a well deserved win
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 5:19:00 PM

    Oh, how those places call ... they still do and I hope to make my way to some of them before I die. Life makes turns we do not anticipate...and here we are. Congratulations on your win, Andrea.
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 2:17:00 PM

    A difficult form, well executed - the perfect vehicle for the Wonderlust experienced. Congrats on your win, Andie. Love, Su
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 10:17:00 AM

    Very well done and congrats, Andrea! Glad you managed to travel at a young age; that will forever remain with you. Work and married life do not leave much time for wandering, but once retiring age arrives make good use of:) // paul
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 8:20:00 AM

    your life journey well penned, Andrea. Congrats for fine win. Mohan
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 7:27:00 AM

    I never never seen this form before Andrea it is a stunning write:-) many congrats:-) Hugs jan xxx
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 5:45:00 AM

    Dropping back to congratulate you, Andrea
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 4:02:00 AM

    Nice write, Andrea.. I need to travel like I need oxygen, talk about wanderlust!
  1. Date: 8/21/2014 12:36:00 AM

    Good write on the subject of travel yearning Andrea, ( a much overrated ) experience if entered into with too much expectation.. take care..
  1. Date: 8/20/2014 7:34:00 AM

    The itch not scratched... Time enough, time enough... Cheers, Roy
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 6:19:00 PM

    Nice write Andrea, The wanderlust has left me now thank goodness, just like to be home. I hope you go well in the contest, my friend......peter
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:02:00 PM

    Hey Andrea, I am closing the contest... I'm having a hard time liking my entries. That is why none, have been set out.... :(...... LOL...JK..... I guess, I will give it a go right now... Love Linda, I will be back to read something tonight..Linda
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 4:48:00 PM

    Hi Andrea: Beautiful poem! It gives me recall of my youth in Europe and Africa.
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 4:39:00 PM

    excellent pen Andrea well captured gl in contest hugs
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 3:28:00 PM

    Reads like a winner to me. Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 12:10:00 PM

    Ahhh . . . I called my wanderlust years my lost decades, and although I never made it to Europe I was able to see man/woman-kind at their best, but mostly at their worse. I got the gist from this very well written poem, Andrea. No place like home, except for those like me whose home was never a home. Still, it was better, much better than those I had a chance to see up close and personal.
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:17:00 PM

    One of the best things about travel is coming home LOL really it helps you see how lucky you are. Good entry as always. Light & Love
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 6:38:00 PM

    you are amazing, andrea! i love this one and can totally relate to it, too (although i've never lost that bug). great write!
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 5:49:00 PM

    I love this one, I've also only traveled through books, and movies or on Tv, but I've always wanted to discover distant places also my friend, I guess at many times in our lives we all suffer from this wanderlust right, so thank you for letting me know through your words that I'm not alone in the search for adventure. Nice job. cheri
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 4:53:00 PM

    i like the sense of adventure, of the journey of love,,as for a novel why not, your poetry speaks volumes....
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 3:10:00 PM

    I have not traveled to Europe. However,I have been out of the country - to Israel - to Canada and to numerous Carribean countries. Have you been to NYC? It is an amazing place - but very bourgeois. Still it is my hometown. Wanderlust - I feel it coming on NOW.Nice write! Peace &Love Matthew Anish
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 2:37:00 PM

    good luck on the LUST contest, You will do well. I left a reply to yir reply/ Hey that Comm. List does have to do with poets, and poets are poetry, right? just reading below. I am quick in n' out today.
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:25:00 AM

    Remembering the vitality of youth. How things change with age. This one will connect with most. Love, daver
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 8:16:00 AM

    Nice poem my friend, I'm trying to grasp what it would have been like to turn eighteen and Europe be a thrill instead of waiting for my draft have had that freedom..I envy you my friend..good luck in the'll do well
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 7:55:00 AM

    The write on Wanderlust rides a proper vehicle of Rondeau
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 7:20:00 AM

    Wow wonderful Andrea! Love it much n the form really is amazing!
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 5:27:00 AM

    Oh I love this one! Doesn't life have a way of coming calling and knocking on the door just as we are packing our bags for the grand adventure?
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 4:36:00 AM

    Nice job, like the use of the Germanic term Wanderlust, you might like Heine !
  1. Date: 8/17/2014 2:24:00 AM never cease to amaze me. :) Girl...if I were to think of something for this contest....I'd think twice. You give poets a run for their money. Hugs....BTW...the community list...NOT a concern for me. I don't give a hoot about that list. I do want to be on other lists though...things that have to do with POETRY. Oh well....
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