Monday, September 30, 2013

Walking This Beaten Path














We walk this path together, you and I…
through warm spring breeze and sunburned summer days
in autumn wind while yellow grasses sway;
through winter’s frost beneath a gray-green sky.

Our footsteps pad in time—a metronome,
while carefully we tread familiar trail—
past up-heaved slabs that threaten to curtail;
with intimate awareness of each stone.

It’s surely not smoothness of the road
nor bright clear days we know will never last;
but through this partnership that we hold fast—
that helps to balance life’s uncertain load.

I listen to each footfall on the stone;
our syncopated rhythm beats as one.

© Ginny Brannan 2013
Shared at The Mag #188--image provided by Tess Kincaid.
Image by Mark Haley for The Mag

















Sharing at d'Verse Poets Open Link Night #116

33 comments:

  1. Ginny... I'm not sure what happened to my first comment. This just warms my heart... what a wonderful relationship!

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  2. that partnership...it is what makes the road endurable some days...and so important in our lives....beautiful piece ginny...

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    1. Yes, I agree and beautiful work here.

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  3. Syncopated rhythms are a double joy when two walk to the same beat of a sonnet... :)

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  4. great flow in the this... It’s surely not smoothness of the road
    nor bright clear days we know will never last;
    but through this partnership that we hold fast—
    that helps to balance life’s uncertain load.... my fav part..it surely eases the load a lot to carry it together...

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  5. Ginny,
    A very wonderful intimate sonnet. Your ideas and the word pictures you use to portray them fill the form beautifully. Well balanced and nicely developed. Fine work.

    Steve

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  6. beautiful and moving poem - loved the final couplet - K

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  7. What a truly beautiful kind of togetherness your poem represents! Beautifully penned.

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  8. I felt I was walking along in step with you. Nicely done, Ginny!

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  9. very nice Ginny. I am in hurry to get there, but I do look forward to those walks with my wife once the kids are grown...

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  10. Intimate and heartfelt. a beautiful write, Ginny.

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  11. A wonderful sonnet... with a tone of autumn and a long relationship/friendship. Really love the tone, that you kept throughout the whole poem. Very nice ... (and I love sonnets)

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  12. Oh yes like a metronome...I love that...very nice...

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  13. No fair-weather friendships in this poem -- lovely, Ginny!

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  14. This is such a wonderful write--you have captured the enduring quality of love--loved this Ginny

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  15. A beautiful write ~ You have captured the serenity of walking and sharing the journey with a loved one ~

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  16. Very nicely done. the flow is comforting and allows the words to wrap the mind so easily... very nice.

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  17. Life's path balanced and explored as a partnership..lovely

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  18. walking the journey together on life's path..very nice..

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  19. Excellent form, and very fine thought expressed. The partnership--that's what makes it last. Nicely done!

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  20. This is just lovely and heartwarming... Your use of form really adds to your words. A lovely voyage together.

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  21. Hearts and steps not merely echoing, but as one. Super lovely, Ginny. Gorgeous in thought and image. ~ j

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  22. "each footfall on the stone;"... carefully placed, together... worn smooth in places - I imagine hands held, tears shed, apologies made, silence enjoyed... this path we are on with our loved ones is reminiscent of this photo... and sometimes it is "uphill" at other times "down". I have yet to write to this image... if I can think of something.

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  23. Season to season walking together, such a way to build closeness, cement a relationship..moving through time and nature. Lovely.

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  24. A lovely, heart warming poem. Thank you.

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  25. Wonderful words and sentiment.
    Anna :o]

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  26. Gorgeous love and devotion. Your unique voice fascinates me, your metaphors rich and leading. Fabulous.

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