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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

On Foot with Brenda

After all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we find ourselves at the beginning of a new year. What direction will 2011 lead us? There's plenty of time to consider the possibilities and decide which path to take. For now, let's slow everything down and reflect.

Indian Run Falls -
Dublin, Ohio, USA

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ON FOOT
by Brenda Bryant

In an age of increasing speed,
A footpath's what we sorely need.
Something to slow us down a little,
When life is bright and brash and brittle.
Soothe your senses with this sight;
Compare it with the world of 'byte'!
Picture yourself brushing through the grasses,
Where nothing heavier than footfall passes.
Smell the perfume of wild flowers
Where no scent assaults or overpowers.
Pick up a stone and view its veins,
The marks of soil and weather stains.
Marvel at all the living things,
Those that crawl and those with wings.
Listen to the chirp of crickets,
In tufts and greenly pleasant thickets.
Sit yourself upon the stile...........
You've nothing at all to do but........
Smile.
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I would love it if you would hop over and say hello to Brenda at her blog, Rinkly Rimes. She is a very sweet and talented lady.

MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!


Visit us at Outdoor Wednesday
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10 comments:

  1. Thank you! It fits the poem beautifully. I'm publishing a link to you tomorrow.

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  2. I visit her quite often and she is so talented. Lovely photo.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem at this time of the year.

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  4. Beautiful poem. Sending you warm wishes for a 2011 filled with joy, grace and beauty.

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  5. This is a perfect poem for the New Year, La! Slow down a little and enjoy life :)

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  6. Beautiful shot and wonderful poem!

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  7. well, your paath seems like spring to me, but so far away.

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  8. *SMILE*....poem made me smile and this pathway is beautiful.

    Jo
    LazyonLoblolly

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  9. Very nice...I'll go join her!

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