Thursday, August 13, 2020

Learning is a Lifelong Journey

 



Learning is a Lifelong Journey (a Pantoum)

Learning is a lifelong journey
that can only be mapped
in retrospect
and never with straight lines.

That which can only be mapped
by zigs and zags and sudden reversals
and never with straight lines
is as abstract as the summer sky, or

the zigs and zags and sudden reversals
of a monarch's flight
through an abstract summer sky.
Learning is a lifelong journey.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020

 

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Don't Forget to Wear a Helmet

 

photo via Unsplash



Don't Forget to Wear a Helmet

We're there.
Top of the ramp,
crest of the rollercoaster's lift hill,
poised to commit to -- submit to -- the will
of gravity.

Let go.
Fly and fall
with stomach-dropping fear.
Lean into curves, anticipate apogees.
Transform possibility into reality.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2020


This poem was inspired by Seth Godin's post today, Drop In. I especially liked this line, "The worse you can do is half."