Bicycle Ride

Bicycle Ride

A Poem by Katrina Mckeown
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Old poem I dug out and finished. It’s nice to get away.

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Oh it is nice to get away
for part of the day
Riding my bike
I feel such exhilaration
for a taste of the countryside
that would make
my heart feel pride.

The wind on my face
makes me feel so awake
cycling down past the lake
the ducks and swans
it would seem without a care
are swimming happily there.

The bluebells and dandelions
are all speckled with dew
along the windy roads
the swallows and the seagulls
are flying overhead
as I cycle upon the gravel
of the roads less traveled .

Hearing the trees
rustle in the wind
some sheep going baa
some cows going moo
and maybe I’ll
see a pheasant or hen
Or a horse or two.

For a while I can
own this dream
I’m in no rush
as I see a thrush
as I capture this shot
In all this beauty
I’m deep in thought.

Now on my way
up past the old burn
I promise myself
another day soon
I will return.



© 2020 Katrina Mckeown


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i think it is quite common that people create spaces of comfortable escape. i think most people idealize beaches this way, for me it is mountains, and for you the countryside. i enjoyed the sensory details. yet even though this is a space, it is also a process of travel, to get to one place in one's mind to another place, hence it being described as a dream and "on my way/past the old burn". it's a process of taking comfort and revisiting one's old wounds. thank you for another inspirational moment :) let's keep going!

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you for your insightful and kind review.
Hopefully won’t be too long until we can spe.. read more



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Your poem with all this intricate and lovely details shows your love for the country side, for the movement towards somethings, for the freedom you feel within, for the self escape even momentarily to rejuvenate and stay in touch with nature. It shows that it does not have to be the big excursions life has to offer...All marvelous...

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you Sammy for your visit and in depth review..I'm glad you liked it.
Kind Regards Katri.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Month Ago

You are welcome.
I have been longing to do this very thing Katrina I need to get away from the city for a minute and pretend life isnt still on pause:) maybe next time you can invite me along too...again

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Yes it would be nice to escape from the prison for a while and I did promise I'd return again soon.... read more
The psychological and mental advantages of riding a bike regularly are something that really helps maintain cheerfulness in our daily lives. Your poetic descriptive write helps elevate that expression of free spirit and love of nature. Really lovely read my friend! :-)

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you Phill...glad you enjoyed it. :)
Lovely travelogue that depicts the bustling nature and its wildlife.
Enjoyed the wonderful piece.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank you Zainul glad you liked it. Kind regards Katrina
zainul

1 Month Ago

You are always welcome Katrina.
Really it is a great poem.
dearest Katrina... I sense a style of Robert Frost... but really reminds me of the Bicycle Ride in the movie “The Quiet Man” with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara. You took me to the Countryside. Have a blessed Easter 2020. Prayerfully, Pat

Posted 1 Month Ago


I joined you on your cycle ride and briefly escaped the current nightmare that we find ourselves in. Lovely imagery of the natural environment and living creatures we share our planet with. Thoroughly appreciated and enjoyed Katrina.

Chris

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank you Chris.. glad you enjoyed it .. kind regards Katrina x
how did you know? this is like you had visited an oracle.
Riding a bike in the countryside, alone. The road which now is definitely less traveled.
and the idea of returning....of us being able to return to the life we knew, maybe with much more appreciation.
j.

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Yes this is true j I feel we appreciate our wildlife / nature and solitude much more as we get older.. read more
I have Lake St. Clair seven miles away. Blocked-off. I can run 10 miles, never been good as a bike rider. I need a long walk near the lake. I hope I can soon. Spring is here, warmer days are coming. Dear Katrina, I hope too for the days of norm. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you so much for your insightful review Coyote.. I too hope it’s not too long until we can al.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome dear Katrina. Time to write the great novel.
i think it is quite common that people create spaces of comfortable escape. i think most people idealize beaches this way, for me it is mountains, and for you the countryside. i enjoyed the sensory details. yet even though this is a space, it is also a process of travel, to get to one place in one's mind to another place, hence it being described as a dream and "on my way/past the old burn". it's a process of taking comfort and revisiting one's old wounds. thank you for another inspirational moment :) let's keep going!

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you for your insightful and kind review.
Hopefully won’t be too long until we can spe.. read more
I would love to come for a ride on my bike
Puffing and panting up the hill
Stop at the top to admire the view
Now down the brae
Freewheeling
t a faster pace
Feel the wind on my face
And in my hair

Thanks for the lovely bike ride

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Thank-you glad you enjoyed it.
Hopefully we will all be enjoying spending long days having fu.. read more
Wild Rose

1 Month Ago

I - We used to enjoy bike rides
In the Yorkshire Dales and across the open moors

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Katrina Mckeown

1 Month Ago

Aww sounds a nice reminiscence :)

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Katrina Mckeown
Katrina Mckeown

West Lothian , United Kingdom



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I try to write inspirational poetry....short poems mainly... though I do write other light hearted stuff too...I have just started writing again recently and I hope most of you will view and honestly .. more..

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