Friday, May 28, 2010

Poetry Friday -- Hurdles and Sprinting and the Finish Line

There are two ways to pass a hurdle: leaping over or plowing through... There needs to be a monster truck option.
- Jeph Jacques


"Hurdlers are sprinters with a problem. They're not satisfied just to sprint. Anybody can sprint, some not as well as others of course, but anybody can sprint. Not everybody can run hurdles. There's an extra dimension involved. Hurdlers would make a good subject for a thesis in psychology - they are of a persuasion that just needs an extra dimension."
-Denny Moyer


IF
by Rudyard Kipling

Especially this part that comes right at the end:

"...If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run...")



Just a few more days to the finish line, and we're sprinting and jumping hurdles, and trying to

"...keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs ..."



You can find the poem in print at Poets.org

Tricia has the round up this week at The Miss Rumphius Effect.

4 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness. The image of you driving a Monster Truck is bright in my mind. Go, Mary Lee! Crush those last few school day!

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  2. I'd never thought of you in a monster truck before. Seems I've been underestimating your talents and fortitude. Good luck as you plow through that finish line :)!

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  3. Love it!

    Not much longer, Mary Lee! Hang in there.

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  4. Mary Lee, I didn't know you loved Monster Trucks. As Junie B., First Grader says, you have a crunch on them.

    Laura Evans

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