Monday, January 22, 2007

How Far Will You Ride?

When the wind blows, and
you pull out your token to get on board,
a mocking bird will ask,
“how far will you ride?
How far will you ride?”
An answer isn’t required,
it’s only a reminder there is a destination,
the journey’s just time spent in between.


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19 comments:

Anonymous said...

pat, I know you're familiar with the thought that the journey is the destination. Maybe the mocking bird knows that, too.

Brood Mode said...

The destination however keeps changing, it's only the journey that's constant...

I like your ideas, I need to tour your blog one of these days...

sigmund fraud said...

Man, what a poem to read when I'm going to travel tomorrow morning...

Anonymous said...

very good

Anonymous said...

Applies to painting also!

Anonymous said...

Time is just a stop gap nothing else! We give too much credit!

iamnasra said...

Lovely to hear the poem read ..its like still water ripples ony with your voice

firebird said...

"How far will you ride?" It's so evocative of the thrill of beginning and not knowing how your journey will end...

which is better than certainty...

Anonymous said...

it's all about the journey, the destination is irrelevant.
wonderful stuff!

samuru999 said...

Wonderful!
Very good reading, as always!

Margie

Anonymous said...

Profund. Well done.

Amalendu said...

Time and Space: Theory of Relativity....
well-said Pat...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the mockingbird knows. :)

floots said...

love this - though i've always belonged to the "travelling hopefully" school
cheers

Poetry by Kai said...

:-]

gulnaz said...

am hoping to start something and the question that the mocking bird asked is a question i ask myself and am afraid so will those around me and its scary. i tell myself that its going on a journey which counts, i don't know if i'm wrong or right but i will never find out until i begin my travel.

great poem! ...as usual...:))

Anonymous said...

I'll go anywhere with you !
The journey is the destination and the pleasure is the knowing you are there!

Pat Paulk said...

Bill, that is true, but without a destination there is no journey.

Brood Mode, you have full run of the place, enjoy yourself. thank you!!

Sigmund Fraud, I hope your travelling went ok.

Thanks Mandy!!

Joyce, I guess art is art.

Gautami, that's a thought. Too much credit I mean.

Iamnasra, thank you very much!!

Firebird, certainity is an illusion at best. Thank you!!

Polona, I think they are inseparable. I don't think the one can exist without the other. But I have been known to be wrong...thank you!!

Thanks Margie!!

Thanks Vaughn!! Just more questions, always questions!!

Amalendu, my brain doesn't expand that far.

Andrew, that's why they always mock us.

Floots, been hoping for some myself as of late. Thanks!!

Thanks Kai!!

Gulnaz, if we never step we never go anywhere. Many blessings on your adventure!!

Why Corey you just knocked me off my feet!! Not a bad place to be.

gabby said...

Love this one...