The world, my friends, is a fleeting thing, and life, swift passing by
Like silent film outside the train, blurred trees against the sky
And birds, small flecks, shot from the grass to pepper clouds with black,
Yet nothing would I change a whit to veer from on this track;
If hurtling time should slow its pace in this great journey’s run,
There’d be no more such tales to tell, no news under the sun,
No destinations to explore, adventures to be had,
And not one bit of joy that’s new, and wouldn’t that be sad!
So I’ll hang on and buckle up, and hope what’s speeding past
Won’t leave me in a cloud of dust. I’ll get there, too, at last.
Very good. I am happy. 😀
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Oh yes! I love hanging on for the ride!
I’m suddenly imagining the two of us gripping the tailgate of a train or truck, flying behind it like a couple of unfurled flags! 😀
Whee!! My idea of fun!
Enjoy the journey! Im doing my best these days to travel slowly so I dont miss anyrhing. Ive missed too much but its not too late! let them all speed ahead! Wonderful poem Kathryn, love it 😊 xx
*Never* too late, as long as we have breath and a hint of sentience, eh! The journey is of course all the better when shared with like-minded friends!!
We can never be all things to all people at all times, acbit clichéd probably gut true nevertheless. Well done to you aharula, for recognising it and being prepared to let go a little.
What a wonderful piece about the geese; I will keep this! Thank you!
Love and hugs xx
There are plenty of hugs and tons of love to go around, and I’m all the more pleased when they’re shared with you!!
Kathryn! I am so sorry! this second comment was a reply to someone else’s blog. I bet you thought I was going mad!! I have no idea how it hapoened. It must have copied and pasted itself here!! My ipad has been misbehaving ever since it did some updates the other day but this has baffled me big time! Love and hugs xx
I figured as much, given the lack of obvious geese in this post of mine! But I’m NEVER above stealing hugs and affection whenever I can. 😉 😀
My ryping is sleepy!! 😄 Sorry xx
😀 😀 😀
This comment was meant for the other blogger too! I think someone/something is trying to spook me!! 😄 Apologies once more Kathryn. Ive no idea how this happened! xxx
You dont need to steal hugs, I have plenty for you!! Hugs, hugs, hugs 😄 xx
My “fast as I can” gets slower every year, while the world’s gets faster. A lovely reminder to enjoy this fleeting world.
I don’t mind the slowing down as much when I remember to actually savor it rather than worry about what I’m missing or leaving undone. 🙂
Yes! Enjoy every ride!
So far, so good! And no matter how old I get to be, I’m pretty sure it’s all downhill from here. But then, that’s sure to make the ride exciting all by itself, isn’t it. I can feel the wind rushing through my [ever thinning] hair already! 😀