Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison

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Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison
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Common edition cover
AuthorJim Morrison
Cover artistFrank Lisciandro
CountryUnited States
SeriesThe Lost Writings of Jim Morrison.
Published1988 Vintage Books
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages206 pp
Followed byAn American Night: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison 

Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison is a book of poems by Jim Morrison, first published in 1988.[1]

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.

Back Page Monologue[edit]

In the book's back page, a monologue of Morrison appears which states:

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.


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.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Morrison, Jim (17 December 1989). Wilderness: The Lost Writings of Jim Morrison. 1. Villard Publishing. ISBN 978-0679726227 – via Enotes.
  2. ^ A. K., Max. "Ode to L.A. While Thinking of Brian Jones, Deceased". People.nnov.ru. Archived from the original on October 26, 2013. Retrieved December 27, 2021.