One Single Impression: Champion

For walking,
Off road is better,
Always quiet and soft
To the touch,
Grass and earth lift the foot
And whisper in time with each step

Even on a cold morning,
Off road is better.

Always.

On the morning of the first frost
You step deep into a field
(The sign says, "No Trespassing!
Keep Off!" but you are immune
To shouting at this hour.)
You hear only the whisper of grass
And you walk on

And then when you stop
And the sun lifts her head
And blows across the field
Kisses in yellow light

That climb up your body

You feel
Through your sneakers and socks
Moisture that would have been dew
The warm day before.

You imagine you hear the trickle
That is the expired breath of grass
As it soaks through you

And sends you reaching and climbing
Like a wild vine
Into a new day.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. Sandy,
    this is incredible.
    I haven't gone for a walk in a few days and it is killing me. Your words inspire , oh absolutely.

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  2. Just Perfect Sandy.

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  3. Sandy I love everything you write. But it is so exceptional! And really beautiful write.

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  4. This was simply beautiful. Inspirational.

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  5. No one says or writes it better than you, Sandy! This is exquisite and inspirational and I'm ready to deal with my day! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  6. you captured the feeling exactly...we are still 80 degrees during the day, no frost yet...

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  7. Lovely poem, Sandy-it really takes one through that lovely mornig walk breathing the fresh air :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  8. "kissses in the yellow light" perfection, every line, loved it!

    Hugs my friend, G

    www.veggiesyarnsandtails.wordpress.com
    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  9. What a vivid picture you painted through your well chosen words!

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  10. This is simply beautiful. I really like your feelings on a frosty morning.

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  11. As usual, you're brilliant. I love this.

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  12. I like this poem, I've read it with great pleasure, Sandy.

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  13. Your words went singing through my heart and lifted my spirits!! Thank you! It has added to an already beautiful day!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. yes, mrng. walks sends one reaching & climbing into the day!

    So inspirational!

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  15. Sandy, your poem is so lovely,
    so life affirming. You have
    captured the blessing that being
    in and within Nature can
    bring to each of us.

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  16. I have been yearning to take a walk through nature lately, just to feel that peace that you so beautifully described in this poem. Gorgeous.

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  17. Very clecer and nice written Sandy! You are a real poet! :) So "alive" that I felt like I was walking there.. :)

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  18. a better word for my "alive" is vivid, I think.. ;)

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  19. Lovely write depicting a good morning walk on the grass..so soothing and indeed Sandy..I love reading you..

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  20. Yes, Sandy, this poem makes me want to take a very deep breath and push on through the day, whatever it may hold. What a gift you bring to us!

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  21. oh Sandy, you took me there, even the rising sun, thank you!

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  22. Anonymous6:57 PM

    Touching nearly every single sense. Impressed !

    Please have a wonderful new week, and thank you for this much needed escape from here.

    daily athens

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  23. Wonderfully written work! =)

    -Weasel

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  24. This is perfect! I love every word.

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  25. This is so beautiful...all the senses awakened with each verse. Stunning!

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  26. Each verse is special...Good one

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  27. I heard that whispering grass just today. Shhhhhh. Yes, I hear the grass calling.

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  28. fabulous flow...

    a magical walk with your words in nature.

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  29. your words- true inspiration- I wish I didn't have the knee problems that I do or I would be joining you on your walks...but until I do- your words will suffice. Beautful!

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  30. oh...I have missed this...so beautiful Sandy...thanks!

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