Carpe Diem

Aroma of honeysuckle
catches your attention,
dogwoods dot the woods
along the trail.

Sunlight filters through the
newly green canopy as your
lungs begin to burn along with
calves and thigh muscles.

Push through the pedals,
sweat pours like the storms
of spring and you join with
nature in feeling alive.

More than a moment,
more than a day,
seize the season
before it fades away.

A pink-flowered Cornus florida

A pink-flowered Cornus florida (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Carpe Diem

  1. Yes, enjoy the season before it fades away. true and wise. Thanks

  2. A good reminder to enjoy every day of the season, as all that blooms in spring is temporary and if we don’t ‘look’ now the blooms will be gone…..

  3. Laurie Kolp

    Seize the season- I love that!

  4. “Seize the season before it fades away.” Just lovely, and such great advice! They are all so fleeting!

  5. such a lovely, springy carpe diem poem – there is nothing quite as invigorating as when we “join with
    nature in feeling alive.”

  6. Impressive weaving together of nature and biking to create a poem that sings.

  7. Love the rhyming in the last stanza.

  8. Give me a crisp spring day an a bicycle and I am set. Push through the pedals. Great writing.

  9. Beautiful imagery of a wonderful season. I love this line “seize the season before it fades away”. Lovely 🙂

  10. dogwoods do dot the woods… a bit like a pointillism painting. Very nice spring poem

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