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The Surety of the Slow - Guest Post by Susan Patterson

Monday, November 20th 2017 @ 3:31 PM

The Surety of the Slow
It is a privilege to walk slowly,
To answer the bell with measure
And with good time.
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- Poem, audio, and discussion by Susan Patterson

 

 

 

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  The Surety of the Slow

It is a privilege to walk slowly,
  To answer the bell with measure
  And with good time.

  I walked quickly for years. Ran
  Up the stairs
  And back down to get somewhere,
  That I now care not to remember. 
  Ran to meet or to beat time,
  To get it all done with expediency, 
  Moved with sharpness to answer
  Alarms that went
  Off in our collective psyche. 
   
  Those who must walk slowly
  Are blessed.
  They probably don’t even know why. 
  I am fairly sure that it is because
  Those who are slower
  Have a more fulfilling power
  Than those who feel they must fly.   
  
 
Susan Patterson
6-2011


Author Comments:

Not much to say here, except that I really am talking about walking slowly.  However, you may read all kinds of metaphors into my writing that you wish.  But for me, it is simply a plea to take time.  Walk slower.  Drive slower.  Talk slower.   Now to be honest, taking things more sedately sometimes drives me nuts.  I get impatient.  I like to move things along.  But there can be great value in slowing down.  Moving with intention and purpose is satisfying and fulfilling, especially when it is done with calmness and easiness.  Now I must hurry and get this posted.  I am late!       skp

~ Susan Patterson, EarleneGrey.com

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SUSAN PATTERSON who on occasion writes under the name of Earlene Grey, is the author of two books of tea poetry, Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea and Heart to Heart-Considered Sentiments for Teatime.  She has also published a book of memoirs, Tom and Irma-Chronicles of the 1950’s.  Her latest book, Unnoticed Moments, is a collection of contemporary poetry.  Ms. Patterson posts a weekly poetry blog, The Causerie, and is a weekly guest on an international podcast from England. Her work is humorous, thoughtfully intelligent and compelling. Please visit, www.EarleneGrey.com to schedule appearances and to purchase books.

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