I Want to Go A-Walking

I Want to Go A-Walking

I want to go a-walking
all the live-long day
To hear the crickets chirping
and see the bales of hay.

To wrest the beauty hiding
in weeds along the way
To find my heartbeat’s rhythm
I lost in the busy fray.

To breathe the fresh air heaping
transforming work into play
To feel the wall-less space
my voice freed to say.

Though I only go a-walking
a small portion of my day
The weeds turn into flowers
and I know it will be okay.


October 4, 2012

Other poems I’ve written about walking are here and here and here.

These autumn days are beautiful walking days! Especially down my favorite Silver Dapple Lane (above). 5″x 5″ pastel in My Little Black Book. 😉

0 thoughts on “I Want to Go A-Walking

  1. Caroline says:

    That is beautiful! It may only be spring here in the southern hemisphere, but the farmers are already thinking of reaping and the grain and hay harvest will be in shortly, before it gets far too hot to walk anywhere.
    Thank you for sharing1

    • jenpedwards says:

      You are welcome Caroline! And thank you for visiting and taking the time to comment here! All the best to you in the coming hot season.

  2. Molly says:

    Beautiful. I don’t usually think of lavender as an autumn color but the light in late afternoon, early evening definitely has a lavender glow. You captured it perfectly.

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