The Caring Together Art Journal Project

Mental health carers as partners in recovery

Wild Lands

Your pain screams across your body,
black noise in your head
I call in the light,
while you battle in the shadows

I thought I knew you but realise
………. I know nothing
This body that I nursed… bathed…grew …
Is a wild land…

I listen,
That I may learn your language,
Your rhythm,
So that one day I may return

Written and illustrated by Michelle Casserley, 2014

Cite as: Casserley, M. (2014). Wild Lands. The Caring Together Art Journal Project. Retrieved from

Comments on “Wild lands”

Thank you so much Michelle, you have put my feelings and experience into words! Your poem really touched me.

Comment received on “Wild Lands” 9 January 2014


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