Friday, July 13, 2018

A Ride to Reid

Such a special treat of a poem arrived last week from Becky Herzog.  It was a handmade postcard with  a shape poem - a beautifully flowing outline of a motorcycle, with an equally beautiful flowing poem.  It's perfect.  She's captured it all...the smells, the sounds, the feelings.  Thanks!!!

Some pictures to set the mood...

Reid - Todd's Point

Beach roses ready to bloom

A seagull swoop

A great swing at Griffith Head, Reid

 And the bike:
Ready for a Ride to Reid!
And now the postcard/poem (even the colors are right!):

A Ride to Reid

Happiness
Smell of seaweed and roses on the air
Exhilarating
Salty sea breeze rushing past sun-kissed cheeks
Peaceful
Distant waves crash and gulls cry
Rejuvenating
Pause to recharge the soul
Joyful

by Rebecca Herzog ©2018

I told you it was perfect.
This project, organized by Tabatha Yeatts, is so much fun!  I'm late sending my next poem out, but TODAY it goes...and my third, too!
Now visit more poetry goodness with Sylvia at Poetry for Children!  It's Poetry Friday!  Hip-hip - hooray!

A late response poem:

I Can Dream

When I ride
the glide of wind
across my face,
like waves awash across 
the space of sand,
turns sun to
warmth undone.
Breeze sneaks
between glove and
sleeve,
tickling, trickling
up past wrists.
I lean into the curve,
as a gull dipping its
wing carves
a path;
Though I must 
stay grounded
to the earth,
  I can dream, 
can't I?

 by Donna JT Smith, ©2018





29 comments:

  1. Fantastic! Such fluid lines. It looks superb!

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  2. Oh, the perfect poem for you, combining bike and beach!

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  3. Perfectly You, Donna! Well done Ms. Herzog... love that presentation of the poem. Beautiful. And so glad you are still riding, Donna. xo

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    1. I am! And they repaved our main road all the way to the beach!!! So smooth and much SAFER now! More time to enjoy the ride and rejuvenate!

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  4. This is very clever just for you, Donna. Every time I see a motorcycle I think of you! Your new one is fabulous!

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    1. It's been a great summer for rides. Had a cold that slowed me down, but we're ba-a-a-ck!

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  5. Yes, it IS perfect....and such a lovely response with that wind gliding across your face. I wish you many, many more rides this summer.

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    1. Thanks, Linda. We went for a long ride yesterday - with a dish of blueberry ice cream at a dock at Cundy's Harbor before we headed home. So good to be feeling like riding again after my cold!

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  6. Seaweed and roses! Beautiful poem/picture. (Love your photos, too.)

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    1. Yes, to seaweed and roses - sweetest blend!

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  7. I'm loving this poetry swap project and your "traveling" poems!

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    1. It's such a fun swap! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. Love the perfection of both the shape poem and your response. I can feel the joy.

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    1. It's all about the joy! I love Becky's poem. It really does get it all in!

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  9. So fun! Thank you for sharing this lovely poetry swap and your lovely response!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and dropping some breadcrumbs! The seagulls and I love it!

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  10. A perfect poem for you and a lovely echo of a response!

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    1. I was just delighted with Becky's poem!

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  11. This line from Rebecca's poem is perfect,
    "Pause to recharge the soul"
    I like your response poem Donna, and how you picked up on the gull in Rebecca's poem, and flew it somewhere else.

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  12. That poem postcard is just amazing! Thank you for sharing the pictures and your response, too.

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    1. It is amazing! Love the flowing lines of words!

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  13. What a perfect poem to celebrate you!

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    1. Becky certainly caught the essence of my feelings in "A Ride to Reid"!

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  14. I am so glad that you liked the poem! I wasn't sure how the motorcycle would turn out, but I tried to match the colors of your bike :) Happy riding.

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