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Sleigh Ride Memories

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Sleigh Ride Memories

Pushing back the snow,
the barn door slowly opens
against the drifts.

Inside smells are rich and warm.
Hay and straw and animals mix 
sparking memories of a long ago stable. 

The tarp is heavy,
but uncovers a shiny red sleigh.
Runners honed to a keen shushing edge.

Sounding of hooves on wooden floor
Snorting his readiness to go.
Harness tight, bells in place

Isinglass heater under a buffalo robe,
cuddling close,
let’s go!

We disappeared into plumes of snow off galloping hooves,
with mane flying in the breath of nostrils flaring.

Sleigh bells singing their song in rhythm of  beating hooves, 
crisp air and joyful hearts cuddle under robes of excitement

racing, racing

Caps pulled down over ears,
cheeks chapping, hands clasping, 
hearts racing,

faster ... faster ...  faster ...

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  1. Date: 11/30/2008 1:19:00 PM

    Wonderful images in this snowy scene! Congratulations on this one being featured in time for the holiday season! ~ Carrie

  1. Date: 11/29/2008 9:57:00 PM

    Judith - Congrats on having your poetry featured this week – Great Job & God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 11/28/2008 11:59:00 AM

    That sounds wonderful such fun. Congratulations on your wonderful write featured! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 10:26:00 AM

    Looks like we got the Mother Daughter tag team going again! Whoohoo! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 6:09:00 PM

    Your words are to poetry what Norman Rockwells paint was to Art. It touches. Congratulations on "Sleigh Ride Memories" being featured. Vince

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 11:22:00 AM

    Are you sure you are not Mrs. Clause? ~lol~ Sorry but this was so magical I felt in a winter wonderland taking off almost into the air high above. Congrats dear Judith on your beautiful featured write. Happy thanksgiving to you and yours! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/24/2008 6:30:00 AM

    Judith, congratulations on your beautiful poem being featured this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/19/2008 9:01:00 PM

    I want to do this just once in my life! It sounds so exhilarating! I love the way you write!