Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chasing a song while walking the trails


Hamilton, Canada



Let's chase the sun
Across the valleys and plains
Out to where the sky is so blue

Take leave of your stuff
We'll travel light as birds
Marveling each new season
With a lilt and swooping wings

Let's chase the sun
Across the rivers and caves
Out to where sands are so pink

See the clouds whirling fast
Over apples trees and wheat fields
Chasing dragonflies, we put   
colorful marks along the way 

Let's chase the sun
Across the valleys and plains
Out to where the sky is so blue

Only when you see 
the school of fish, tarry
the murder of crows, pause
a siege of herons, stop

Otherwise, let's chase the sun
Across the valleys and plains
Out to where the sky is so blue


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Poetics, The Music in You, hosted by Mish ~   Attempting a "singable" poem ~

22 comments:

  1. Oh I do love this... what a wonderful song... I can hear it being played by a singer-songwriter with just a guitar...

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  2. Definitely just a guitar - that's all the accompaniment this needs!

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  3. So light and beautiful! You play with repetition and twists very well!

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  4. I like the idea of chasing the sun. It makes for an interesting refrain. A very pretty song this could be and I agree...just the soft strum of a guitar.

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  5. This has a nice rhythm and a great freedom to it...let's all go play outside

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  6. This is such a gorgeous song with such amazing lyrics :D
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  7. I hear Joni Mitchell singing it, but the instrument is her piano. Nice song/poetic; more joyful than mine; smile.

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  8. Rather this than chasing the clouds away. The sun is a better way. A lovely romp here, Grace.

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  9. I enjoyed the refrain, this would work well accompanied by an acoustic guitar.

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  10. This is so invigorating, carefree and joyful ... a wonderful, restorative rambling dash through the woods.

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  11. It makes me want to hit the road and plug in some tunes! Loved it, Grace.

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  12. oh to just take the time to chase the sun. Delightful!

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  13. To be the breeze carrying itself sight to sight through sound and space--this would not be a bad condition to live within.

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  14. And when we catch it, we will sing it! Thanks.

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  15. A trip to sing out indeed. Nice work in of the batches of animals in their own way too.

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  16. I'd come with you if I could: your expedition sounds delightful

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  17. You have captured moments ensconced in nature's song.

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  18. Love the feel of being immersed in nature!

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  19. NiGht roads
    riDe the chase
    oF Moon.. tHe face
    iT bRinGs a backseat
    loom.. broader SMiLes
    a cheeky flume.. a patH
    bEhind meMorable
    yeS iN
    WiDer
    GRiNs..;)

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  20. Love the refrain....especially love the second stanza. Oh sing me this song! :)

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