Hiking Alone

Posted on January 9, 2014. Filed under: Photography, Poetry, Safety | Tags: , , , , , , |

winter field

Trudging along in the cold
Pumps the blood and keeps me bold.

To hike alone this vacant path
Means watching my back for lunatic wrath.

Yes amid this beauty here
I have to control vulnerability and fear.

Even with defense tools close
Surprise would aid my foes.

So I meld into this placid scene
Prepared, confident, and with senses keened.

This hiking is its own meditation
Random thoughts brought into consolidation.

The beauty, the danger, the focus
Provides me freedom, mental clarity the bonus.

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Open Eyes and a Thankful Mind

Posted on September 24, 2013. Filed under: Italy, Photography, Poetry, Travel | Tags: , , , , , |

Poetry - Look UpThose who rush through this landscape

Only seeing the ground below

They hurry to escape,

Their hearts don’t know.

How can this be?

Just a glance above

And they would see

Majesty inĀ God’s love.

These rocks, fashioned by word

Spoken to emptiness

Rise to be heard.

This walk can be fast

And blind,

Or with open eyes

And a thankful mind.

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