Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

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Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison
Common edition cover
Author Jim Morrison
Cover artist Frank Lisciandro
Country United States
Language English
Series The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison.
Genre Poetry
Published 1988 Vintage Books
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 206 pp
ISBN 0-679-72622-5
Followed by An American Night: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison is a book of poems by Jim Morrison.

Jim Morrison, lead singer and lyricist for The Doors, wrote poetry during his life, and especially while in the band. His poetry was inspired by Arthur Rimbaud, William Blake, and many others. In 1971 Morrison went to Paris, France with his girlfriend Pamela Courson, and most of his poetry is dedicated to her. When in Paris he died at age 27.

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"Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you." -Jim Morrison


Morrison's poetry has been called unique and stylistic. This book features many of his lost poems from the years 1966 until his death in 1971. It also features a section called "Thinking of Brian Jones, Ode to L.A". Other sections include, "Far Arden", "Jamaica", "Dry Water", and "The Village Tapes", which are poems Morrison recorded in 1970.

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