5.19.2011

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what if it all stopped
and we said what now?
not like this rapture
mumbo jumbo,
just a big pausing
so we can catch our breath.
what would we find to do?
where would we go
in our stillness?
i say let's hike the hills
to that mountain stream
let the rushing cool us
before tromping on
we'll bring back
fiddleheads
fry em up with olive oil
crusty bread
some good pinot noir
watch the stars come out
on the back porch.
don't forget your camera
as we will want to document
every little thing
before pressing play again.
[A little exercise for Poets United Thursday Think Tank #49.]

26 comments:

  1. It's the pause that refreshes. Dig it!

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  2. oh you know a coca-cola by that stream would be *very* refreshing!

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  3. Ah, I'm all for hiking to that mountain stream! With a camera, of course.

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  4. Ummmmmmmmm, I like the taste of this.

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  5. Nice; I'm ready, let's go!

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  6. nice, I'm always up for a good hike.

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  7. I love this. I wanna go!

    Anna :o]

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  8. Not able to hike, but would certainly enjoy the meal you have so graciously cooked, and would probably steal everyone's photos, lol.

    Elizabeth

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  9. A day such as this needs no title.

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  10. Marian,

    Live life to the full. That is what I say too!!!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  11. Your Title would need to be 'Pause' ! :)

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  12. yes!
    now i've stripped away the hike and made a new poem.
    and i'm left with the pause and the play to play with!

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  13. AH! Beautiful poem. I like your description of what you'd do in the hike had you been able to pause. Even i'd spend a pause among nature.

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  14. are you saying that you never pause? i hope not!

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  15. These pauses are what make the daily grind bearable-a lovely take on the prompt and one that needs no title.

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  16. WOW - you really captures something here. :)

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  17. Doesn't need a title, your words say it all. :-)

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  18. "let the rushing cool us" - ah, I feel better already. Love those last four lines.

    Richard

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  19. pleased to be of service :)

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