Thursday, August 31, 2017

Poetry Friday -- Bike Ride Blessings


Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Nick Step

Bike Ride Blessing

I want to stop,
gather my thoughts.

A deer and her fawn
ran across the path
so close
I swerved to miss them.

An ordinary day
suddenly goes soft.
All that was wrong
is lost.

Moments like this
can't be bought.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017



Here's hoping that a blessing crosses your path and makes you stop in your tracks to give thanks!

Kat has the Poetry Friday roundup at Kathryn Apel, way over in Australia where it's coming on spring time while we slip towards fall! Thanks for hosting, Kat!!



22 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:30 PM

    What a wonder-filled way to stop you in your tracks, Mary Lee.

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  2. Bambi! A real bambi! My parents live in the country, and every time I visit them I just find my worries drifting away. I find that there's nothing quite as soothing as time spent in nature. :)

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  3. No, they can't be bought. Lovely, Mary Lee.

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  4. Hello to Bambi and company! :) Happy Friday!

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  5. Such a blessing for sure. I will be welcoming each blessing that crosses my path today! Thanks, Mary Lee.

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  6. "All that was wrong is lost." Love that--so glad that Bambi and her mom were able to change your track.

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  7. "An ordinary day / suddenly goes soft." That's such a perfect way to describe that rare moment of total awestruck focus. Your worlds collided if if you didn't!

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    1. "...even if you didn't". (Talk about needing to slow down!)

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  8. "An ordinary day/suddenly goes soft." Wow--perfect. Thanks for sharing this moment and wishing you more.

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  9. https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2015/06/19/i-am-a-watcher/
    I share this experience. And of course I wrote a poem about it. Nature always inspires .

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    1. I also love that all goes soft response.

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  10. What a wonderful sight to savor. Glad you missed them on your bike, too.

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  11. This POEM is a blessing, Mary Lee - thank you for sharing.

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  12. "All that was wrong is lost." Yes! I love moments like that!

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  13. This line opens the door to thought, Mary Lee. "An ordinary day / suddenly goes soft." Thanks for reminding us to stop and count our blessings.

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  14. I love how all the open "ah" sounds--stop, thoughts, fawn, soft, lost--pile up to echo this moment of blessing. Your craft is showing, glowing.

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  15. Such an incredible surprise from the universe. I love this stanza:
    THURSDAY, AUGUST 31, 2017

    Poetry Friday -- Bike Ride Blessings


    Flickr Creative Commons Photo by Nick Step

    Bike Ride Blessing

    I want to stop,
    gather my thoughts.

    A deer and her fawn
    ran across the path
    so close
    I swerved to miss them.

    An ordinary day
    suddenly goes soft.
    All that was wrong
    is lost.

    Such big truth!

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  16. OK, not sure how I did that. I love the stanza that starts with "An ordinary day…"

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  17. An ordinary day suddenly goes soft. What a great line. Love it.

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  18. Interesting. On the way home Friday, a young deer darted across the road in front of me. It struggled to find a safe spot to duck into, so I kept my distance until it found an opening in a hedge. I did, indeed, forget all my worries as I waited for her to truly be safe. "All that was wrong
    is lost." Wonderful. -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  19. So true, Mary Lee. We all need those soft reminders and a bit of luck on our side.

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  20. Ah, it's wonderful being stopped by nature (glad no one involved was hurt too).
    "All that was wrong
    is lost.

    Moments like this
    can't be bought."
    You've captured beauty and truth eloquently and succinctly, thanks, it's lovey!

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