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A COUNTRY LANE

My form of exercise is walking. It also happens to be my meditation time. It's a time of reflection when I get my priorities for the day in order...get my head on straight as it were! I can usually manage on average 3 miles a day/3 to 5 days a week though some days I walk further and some days it's a little less. I listen to my body. If I feel I need a challenge and I'm up for it, I push a little harder. If I'm feeling like it's too much effort to put one foot in front of the other...I give myself a break. It is the kindest, most loving thing I do just for me....walking! Many times when I'm walking, I think of new designs for my houses or new ideas for projects, I say prayers of thanks for the beauty around me and for the gift that I am able to continue to walk....for my health in general. I think about people I love and pray for people who are in need of healing. I walk along and I don't carry ear phones for music or books on tape...I listen to nature or to my inner voice. Sometimes, like this morning, a poem forms in my mind and I capture it as soon as I get home....

A COUNTRY LANE

I walk along a country lane in the early morning air

enjoying the quiet solitude I find as I wander there.

The pastel columbine and flocks catch a gentle breeze

and sway a dance of welcome...sheltered by the trees.

Feathery ferns that were fiddleheads just the other day

are playing host to baby fawns who linger there to play.

It's a lush green world with dew-kissed grass

where rabbits scatter as I pass

where the cooing of the mourning dove

lends a soulful sound of peace

....and love.

by Maron Craig Bielovitz

6/11/2017

4 Comments to A COUNTRY LANE

  1. November 6, 2017 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Nice poem. My wife and I are prone to taking road-trips off to some of the local parks to go walking about when we are able. It is soothing to the soul.

  2. November 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I love the poem. And that’s a beautiful country road.

    It’s too busy around my neighborhood, so I have to drive to one of our local parks to walk. In the winter, I get enough exercise chasing cats and cleaning up after them (grin).

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