Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Morning Poetry


Skater
She was all in black but for a yellow ponytail
that trailed from her cap, and bright blue gloves
that she held out wide, the feathery fingers spread,
as surely she stepped, click-clack, onto the frozen
top of the world. And there, with the clatter of blades,
she began to braid a loose path that broadened
and then turned back and, halfway, bent her legs
and leapt in the the air the way a crane leaps, blue gloves
lifting her lightly, and turned a snappy half-turn
there in the wind before coming down, arms wide,
skating backward right out of that moment, smiling back
at the woman she'd been just an instant before.
~ Ted Kooser

13 comments:

Georgianna said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Thank you for this lovely moment of magic. xo – g

Ally said...

smiling back at the woman she'd been just an instant before.

I like that line. I feel like that skater today. Been trying to get something complicated to happen-- and have twirled around, but landed on my feet. Smiling back at who I was.

Lovely poem + photo. Thank you.

Claire said...

That picture is poetry!

Christine Laennec said...

How breathtaking! Thank you for that, Relyn.

Roban said...

I love the line, "smiling back
at the woman she'd been just an instant before." Thanks for sharing.

S. Etole said...

So much light breaking through that cloud and in the poem.

{re: you question - Minnesota}

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Another beautiful poem ~ paints a picture inside our minds ~ wherever do you find these gems to collect? I have been gone from my reading and I need to read more of what I missed. Blessings to you dear ~ me

Mrs. E said...

Such a vivid picture of that! I always love the poems you find. Bless you!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful my lovely friend indeed.
Love Jeanne

Tracy said...

This is sweet, Relyn... I like the very in-the-moment reflection it inspires. Happy Week :o) ((HUGS))

Amy said...

What a lovely look into the heart of a skater . . .

Jennifer Richardson said...

I'm so glad for you
and the poetry you share,
Jennifer

sunhinengrace said...

Coming to your blog is always an inspiration.

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