Friday, September 15, 2017

Poetry Friday--Bike Ride Blessing 3.0--A Counting Out Rhyme



Bike Ride Blessing--A Counting Out Rhyme

One for the moon
in the morning sky,
two deer watching
as I ride by.

Three steep hills
to make me work,
paired with coasting--
that's the perk!

Four herds of runners
clog the path.
Ring my bell,
pedal past.

Three ponds total--
rising mists.
Two geese honking--
they insist:

One is presence,
patience, too.
Eyes and ears,
one is you.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Three Saturday morning bike rides three weeks in a row--that's a celebration even without three Bike Ride Blessing poems in a row! 

No bike ride this weekend. I'll be spending the weekend at the Ohio Casting for Recovery retreat, enjoying the company of 14 breast cancer survivors and a fabulous retreat team. I'm (new this year) Ohio's CfR co-coordinator as well as continuing in my role as knot-tying and fly fishing instructor.

Michelle has the roundup this week at Today's Little Ditty.


15 comments:

  1. Mary Lee, I love the rhythm in your poem! It could be used as a jump-rope rhyme.

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  2. Of course the geese insist! Sounds like good times, Mary Lee (thank goodness for a bit of coasting here and there). Enjoy your fishing weekend.

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  3. Have an amazing retreat! :)

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  4. Love love your poem, Mary Lee! I could just hear that bike bell :). Enjoy your retreat this weekend.

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  5. You're getting quite the poetic workout from these bike rides, Mary Lee! It's wonderful to witness, even from afar. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I think I'd probably have to stop counting at four, too. #mykindofcounting Hmmm... So I guess we're angling for a fishing poem on the fly next week? ;)

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  7. Wonderful and joyful Mary Lee. I can just hear you coasting down and writing some of the words as you glide. I hope you have a find weekend this coming one, too.

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  8. I love this counting up and down while riding. Such fun!

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  9. I love this, Mary Lee! Enjoy your weekend!

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  10. Love this poem. Hope you have a fabulous weekend filled with hope and joy.

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  11. Beautiful, rhythmic, and fun poem Mary Lee, thanks!

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  12. Love these bonanzas from bike riding. In this one, the number scheme made me think you were going up a hill, then back down. Think I am going to use this to talk about text structure with some third and fourth graders this week, if that's ok! So fun but also so beautifully crafted! Thank you!

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  13. Oh, my goodness.... I love this rhyme poem. Your bike rides are super productive! I happen to love the honking geese the best. I would love to see you submit this somewhere beyond your blog.

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  14. Fun poem, Mary Lee. Yes a reminder for "presence and patience" is much appreciated. =)

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  15. I've been so involved lately, that I've missed lots and lots of posts! Now I have to go back and capture your previous bike posts. This one has such a nice rhythm and rhyme to it and I can almost feel the pedals and the wind in my face. Nice!

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