Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Poetry Jam, "Summer Chillin'"

My girls learning to ride

"Summer Chillin"

Summer breezes ruffled her mane,
the wind caught in my hair.
Off on an adventure we went,
the two of us made a fine pair.

The birds chirped and twittered
as we walked along the forest path.
I was in heaven enjoying my freedom
thankful for months of no math.

"Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on my Head"
quite often a favorite melodic choice.
Her ears happily twitched as we trotted along,
she alone appreciated my alto voice.

We owned time; we could do as we pleased.
A quick splash in the stream?
Yes, right before we rounded the fence
on our way home for a scoop of ice cream.

Summer air, breeze, song, and sun.
Add swimming and sweets, of course,
and that, for me, is "summer chillin'"
done right!  Now all I need is a horse!

by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens, June 21, 2011



This is for the "Poetry Jam".  Please hop over and enjoy the other entries - I am hosting and the theme is "Summer Chillin'".  There is a day or two left to enter until next week's "flavor" is introduced!

I am currently looking for a horse to lease and my girls are leasing the pony Icy this month, enthusiastically learning to ride (and doing a swell job, I might add!)  I am really enjoying spending so much time with my girls and looking forward to the day we can ride the forest trails.

13 comments:

missing moments said...

That was fun and well done! I have great memories of bareback riding as a kid on our farm ... the days before helmets!

izzy said...

Oooh- I am with you on the bareback riding! that is the way for kids -or anyone, to experience ponies and horses!
Nothing in the world quite like it!

texwisgirl said...

how sweet...

Laurie Kolp said...

Enticing... I love summer time is ours. I wish we had access to horses. My husband used to show horses.

Helen said...

Margaret, this is enchanting ....

The perfect way for a young woman to spend summers.

lisa said...

I remember when my kids learned to ride. They spent about 5 summers at a horse camp, and of all the things like that that they did when they were younger, this is the thing they seemed to have loved the most.

This is a wonderful poem, and a fantastic photograph Margaret!

Brian Miller said...

nice jam...lot of fun summer stuff...my son is taking horse back right now...been a while since i was on one...

The Bug said...

I've only been on a horse twice in my life so I never quite got the hang of it. The first time was just to sit on this GINORMOUS beast - scary! The second time was at 4H Camp when I was about 10. I was the only girl who didn't already know how to ride so they put me on a placid horse that just trotted the whole day - & then didn't show me how to sit on her properly. Ouch!

Linda R. said...

WOW!! I wish I could write like that.. Your poem is wonderful. And your photo is so crisp.. Sounds like a perfect summer day!!

Margaret said...

This one was really kind of easy as all I had to do was close my eyes and remember. Thank you for all the wonderful comments.

Ginnie said...

Wow. Riding bareback! Brave girls...very much in touch with Nature as it is! I would love to take a horseride on that path through the woods. Your girls are so lucky, I hope they know!

Spittin-Toad said...

What a lovely poem!! I spent Summers riding my horse Kick-A-Poo with my friends...We would pack a lunch and be gone all day, with no worrys, no school work, just friends laughing and horses snorting...Awe the good old days!!!
Thanks for bringing them back!!!
Denise

Spittin-Toad said...

What a lovely poem!! I spent Summers riding my horse Kick-A-Poo with my friends...We would pack a lunch and be gone all day, with no worrys, no school work, just friends laughing and horses snorting...Awe the good old days!!!
Thanks for bringing them back!!!
Denise