Friday, March 12, 2010

Quick - run for your lives - poetry night!

I'm off to watch Jeremiah Johnson and Pale Rider - but for those with a penchant for literary excess - a HOTR poem. I blame the Jameson's.
I WILL CONQUER THE WILD
ALONE
I WILL BE GRATEFUL
WITH WHAT IT GIVES ME
A DAY OF GRACE
BENEATH THE TREES
BUT BY MY SIDE
MAY SOMEDAY BE
A KINDRED SPIRIT
TO WALK THIS PATH
FOR TWO HALVES
DO MAKE A WHOLE
TWO LIVES BLESSED
BY HE THAT IS
THE TREES, THE HILLS
THE WIND
JOINED IN BEAUTY
THE SOUL TAKES FLIGHT
- Brigid 2010

15 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Not bad, ma'am; not bad at all.

I first saw Jeremiah Johnson in 1974 while recuperating in an Air Force hospital in Athens; it took my breath away and made me long for mountains - a love from which I hope not to recover.

Your poem goes with the films, both great stories. And after all, a great story-teller is what you are, no?

Old NFO said...

NICE!!! You truly have a way with words... :-)

Carteach0 said...

Enjoy the movie. :-)

Lorimor said...

Fighting fire with fire.

Revenge

Snowballs.
Footfalls.
Dammit they're gone!

Ok, yours is better.

Hat Trick said...

I didn't run. Really like this one. Thanks for sharing.

hamyheadmp said...

Simply beautiful words well put together. Maybe oneday.......
mwp

reflectoscope said...

Speaking of such things, it occurs to me just now that your writing for me is like a glass of good whiskey: More depth than I know how to appreciate, but temping enough to make learning a pleasure rather than a task.

Jim

Brigid said...

The movies were excellent, though I nodded off during Pale Rider and had to head in. I only had one day off in the last 12 and I was pretty beat. Loved the quote in J.J.

Bear Claw Chris Lapp: You've come far pilgrim.
Jeremiah Johnson: Feels like far.
Bear Claw Chris Lapp: Were it worth the trouble?
Jeremiah Johnson: What trouble?

Firing Pin J said...

Two good movies and poetry. All that's missing is steak.

Did it MY way said...

Jeremiah Johnson was the first vhs tape I purchased. $74.00 and I had to wait three weeks to get it. Still love it.

Of course any Clint movie is worth watching.

See Ya

D.W. Drang said...

Jeremiah Johnson was probably a greater movie, but The Mountain Men was more fun. (Aside from the fact that it had Charlton Heston and Brian Keith!)

As for Poetry Night, I burned all the poetry I wrote and buried the ashes at a crossroads at the dark of the moon, so the judge let me off. I content myself with quoting Kipling and the occasional Yeats and Chesterton.

Stephen said...

I like it. There are at least 4 different subjects being dealt with simultaneously. And what's truly impressive is how your emotions bleed through. All of them.

Cond0010 said...

Thought I'd stop by and drop this 'bone' on your door step. It reminded me of the friendship you have with your furry buddy, Barkley:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H17edn_RZoY&feature=player_embedded

...and what better place to do it than your poetry corner, too!

John

Andy said...

My Reader's Digest Abridged version:

Alone in the woods
Perhaps not, kemosabe
Screw it, let's go shoot

Must be the Hoppes fumes...

MOBro said...

BRAVO, Lady B, BRAVO!