Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Rain walk


you are walking on air
between raindrops
feasting on changing colors
of leaves, one heartbeat
at a time
as one black umbrella opens
up after another

“Follow me”
says your guts
this is the path
you want to cut out
for yourself:  dream-chaser

oxygen rushes to your lungs
knife-winding & halo-storming
like that first time you flew
kite to crown the sky







Posted for Poetry Jam

33 comments:

  1. I like the tone of your poem, Grace, determination but with exhilaration and a dreamy feel to it. It does feel we are 'walking on air'.

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  2. I like the idea of being a 'dream-chaser' on the path of life. Wonderful way to discover the 'changing colors' of life! A lovely write, Grace.

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  3. We all chase dreams...and then we change...and change again, and more, still chasing--but different dreams!

    ...and comparing it all to the "first time you flew a kite to crown the sky."

    LOVE this one, Grace. THOUGHTFUL SIMPLICITY.

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  4. Following one's guts is always the way to go :) beautiful poem Grace.

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  5. Cut out such a path and chase away, hopefully won't have to balance as much though lol

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  6. nice...it takes guts to set out on your own...to listen to those guts...it may be drier at times in the herd under everyones umbrella, but you feel so much more alive when you listen to that whisper...

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  7. I love this path of the dream chaser much above the ground lit up by halo-storms...what beautiful words you've created Grace...thanks for participating :)

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  8. oxygen rushes to your lungs - Amazing line and such emotion this really hit home, sometimes everything is in the balance and all you have got left is the air that you breathe. Great words.

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  9. Lovely. I think we can all relate to the light, wonderful feeling of finding our own path.

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  10. Lovely mood and oh that accompanying photo is simply lovely, have a very nice Wednesday

    Much love...

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  11. Using the imagery of rain when searching for your path is such a nice thought.. simply lovely.

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  12. Follow me says your gut..through past experiencesI have learned to follow my gut or instincts..it always knows the way.

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  13. ooh...I like this...makes me want to be a bit of a dream-chaser myself.

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  14. "like the first time you flew kite to crown the sky"....so beautiful an image!

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  15. It is exhilrating to be able to follow the path that one's heart desires - it is then that one feels like "waking on air". Lovely!

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  16. Yes..a new path that is forged is never the same..:)by umbrella or foot alone...

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  17. Love the first couple of lines- they really set the tone for the rest of the poem, and were a wonderful reflection of the photo.

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  18. let the dreams unfurl.............

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  19. I forged a new path, serene and comfortable in the rain. All rush inside & I know it is time to go outside sans hat or brolly and light one up, daring the rain to put it out. It never does because the rain and I agree that peace and quiet are hard to find so you takes it wheres you finds it.

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  20. Definitely a follow your dreams poem.

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  21. I love Joel's photography.
    How fun to take flight holding an umbrella

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  22. I like the simplicity of this and the ideas as well, especially the reminder that we are all dream-chasers of one kind of another.

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  23. You are so talented and write great poetry! Go for your dreams, follow your gut instinct. It's pouring here and lots of thunder so the pics fit the day!

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  24. breathtakingly beautiful and delightful, Grace..loved this rain walk.

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  25. Robison's images are captivating, and you've sharpened the focus with your pens ~

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  26. What an incredible journey! I found myself holding my breath as I read. Love this :-)

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  27. Such a sense of adventure in this...I love it Grace!

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  28. Oh I like the feeling of the rush of freedom and adventure in this!

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  29. Tiptoeing...where will I end up?

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