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:

  1. 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?

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

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  3. Fighting fire with fire.

    Revenge

    Snowballs.
    Footfalls.
    Dammit they're gone!

    Ok, yours is better.

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

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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?

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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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

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  13. My Reader's Digest Abridged version:

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

    Must be the Hoppes fumes...

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