The Sunday Poem: William C. Hyland... Step Lightly

Hemingway once said, "If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."  That is exactly the way many of us think about being in New Mexico's wilderness.  You take it with you always.

William Hyland is an Automation Professional working in the Albuquerque/Rio Rancho area.  He has eclectic interests that change without notice and a passion for writing poetry.




Step Lightly

Step lightly on the narrow mountain path 


Open your spirit to the world in a walking trance


Let the rhythm of heart and stride and breath

Empty your thoughts and leave your mind clean


Of stress and hurry and miasmic spiritual fog

Drink deeply from a clear mountain spring

Open your throat to the chill snow melt draught


Let the taste of purity course down into you

End your thirst and leave your mouth washed

Of the sour flavor of toxic crowded people


Breathe in the thin rush of cold mountain air

Open your lungs and inhale the rare tonic

Let the feel of the breeze eddy about your face


Enhanced by the ever present bouquet of scent


Of pine and rock, quaking aspen and wildflowers

Store the images deep and safe within your heart

Open them when you need relief from hard life


Let the memory replay with bright fidelity feelings


Engraved upon your spirit in solitary serenity

Of quiet content and pleasant contemplation



--William C. Hyland



Poetry submissions are welcome.  Email theditchrider@gmail.com.

Views: 165

Comment by Margaret Randall on August 28, 2011 at 8:43am
This is a name I had not heard before in Albuquerque's vibrant poetry world. Welcome, William.
Comment by Richard V on August 29, 2011 at 10:53am
nice to see a new face. and kudos to ditchrider for finding this poet... captures the feeling of locking away those moments of beauty and clarity for those days we need them the most. and then makes you realize, why can't everyday be like this?
Comment by Dee Cohen on August 29, 2011 at 6:29pm
Yes, a very nicely paced & calming poem. Thanks so much for allowing us to stroll along with you, Dee

Comment

You need to be a member of Duke City Fix to add comments!

Join Duke City Fix

Connect with Us!

Community Forum

Black Cherry Pie!!! 9 Replies

Started by Adelita in Food & Drink. Last reply by JMG 10 hours ago.

Mosaic Art Workshop, Oct. 3-4

Started by JMG in Announcements 22 hours ago.

Protein Shake Shack? 1 Reply

Started by Kitson Harvey in Food & Drink. Last reply by Phil_0 Aug 14.

HMOs in Albuquerque 3 Replies

Started by PJH in General Discussion. Last reply by PJH Aug 12.

Latest Activity

Profile IconDuke City Fix via Facebook
Thumbnail

Teachers rock! We love honoring the hard work teachers to everyday!

Builders and Makers: Classroom teachers

dukecityfix.com

It's…

See More
Facebook23 minutes ago · Reply
Sam McBride is now a member of Duke City Fix
28 minutes ago
Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez's blog post was featured
31 minutes ago
Shelle VanEtten de Sanchez posted blog posts
34 minutes ago

Regular Features

Anyone can blog on the Duke City Fix, but here are the folks who blog most often:

© 2015   Created by Duke City Fix.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service