Bound Away

I often walk beside a creek with no name
bursting with frog song. They’re singing
Shenandoah, or at least that’s what I hear.
As I walk I dream thoughts of my father
and the love I feel for that unsung man
reaches inside my chest and turns my
aging heart one notch counterclockwise.
It is on those walks as the dark gathers
close to the ground to envelop me that I
find, as the Quakers say, peace at the center.

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  1. Sue on May 1, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Here you bring us to our own creeks, our own dreams, our own centers, bound away. Thank you.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 2, 2013 at 10:52 am

      Thanks, Sue. I do hope that’s what happens here, that is stirs ‘your own’…

  2. wynnegraceappears on May 1, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Oh one notch counterclockwise. Gut wrenching beautiful, love. You honor him well with words.

  3. Bob Kendall on May 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Many things have come together to allow me to experiance this peace, not the least of them are my favorite author and blogger and poet. You and Brennan recently became a part of my life , in the last two years, and have facilitated great change in my soul. God is indeed good, as are His faithful servants.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 2, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Bob, those words mean a great deal. I am thankful those ‘many things have come together.’

  4. patriciaspreng on May 2, 2013 at 12:51 am

    one notch counterclockwise… ohhh.

    • thebeautifuldue on May 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Many thanks, Patricia. Its always counterclockwise.

  5. Duane Scott on May 2, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Oh my goodness, yes, when are you putting your poems into a book?

    • thebeautifuldue on May 2, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Thank you, Duane. A book? Hopefully soon…I hope.

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