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A Skiing Poem

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
I wrote a poem about skiing I would like to share about what skiing means to me.

A Poem

By Paul Renfeldt

Oh I danced on laughter filled skis !
Over the white snow that shone like day
I pass a chipmunk gathering nuts for it's nest
And a moose sitting on the snow chewing the cud

Hark!, the Sun gleans on fancy sparkled crystals
Lo!, I feel the cool breeze as it rushes into my nostrils
Lower down the mountain I went
Finally reaching skiing bliss

Hither I went too and fro while skiing down the mountain
I waved to all I passed with a grin
Under the ski lifts I rode and went into the woods
There I road fresh snow and over a squirel's nest

I emerged from the woods dancing a jig
My skis still at one with the snow
Oh the majesty wide open hither to
And if I should fall it will be for naught

For the snow reveals itself in beauty
It reflects the harmony of all that exists
And I let loose a whoop of joy, hoorah !
Then I retreated to the fire in the lodge

And then I made dinner of stew and coffee
And went slowly to my lodge quarters
I lay down to sleep for the evening
Dreaming of skiing once again with the chipmunks

P.R.
post #2 of 18
Roses are red, violets are blue, hey look I can write a ski poem too!

Thanks PaulR
post #3 of 18
takes some guts to write a poem
and then some more to post it.
what'd make one want to show 'em
when they're just gonna toast it?

but here's a little somethin' rhyming
that i thought of on the can;
i don't know iambic timing
(but i can pound sand).

once upon a time it snowed
and snowed and then snowed some more.
atop the mountain's where it really showed
and down onto the valley floor.

a carpenter through his window watched
and knelt and gave his thanks,
then went to his lathe (and scotch)
and fashioned himself some planks.

he filed here, he shaped over there,
he breathed life into two plain sticks,
then walked them through the mountain air
and into the woods so thick.

the carpenter climbed his lungs out
but not before he reached the top
from where he threw a wildman's shout
that hurt his throat, so he stopped.

he had brought up a little somethin'-somethin'
that he rolled and smoked to fight the cold,
slowing the scene mysteriously
and making his approach maybe a little more bold.

he stood at the lip, he gazed down at the mountain,
he hopped on his boards and said "now or never,"
and pushed off into the milky fountain
after thanking god for the blessing of weather.

quickly in and up to his neck in it,
he came across the most important of findings:
"the skis are great, they slide all right
but i'm gonna have to invent bindings."
post #4 of 18
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Originally Posted by ryan View Post
takes some guts to write a poem
and then some more to post it.
what'd make one want to show 'em
when they're just gonna toast it?
I agree, I laud your poems, I found them captivating.
My "poem" was, to be honest, trite and self-deprecating!
post #5 of 18
i'm sorry, Bez, i knew you were being self-deprecating.

my aim was really, as yours, to thank PaulR, and to applaud as well.

mine isn't a poem as much it is schtick.
post #6 of 18
Funny, just this morning I was thinking that I'd like to write a poem about skiing. Now I read PaulR's and he has done the trick. Kudos and thanks for pre-empting any efforts on my part.
post #7 of 18
takes guts posting that Paul. Props.

Here's a looong one I wrote awhile back. In-directly skiing related....

http://www.aspectjournal.com/stories...lake_penn.html
post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
I have to admit I wrote it after a couple cool ones.
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
Tyrone.. I am having trouble connecting to the link you provided.
post #10 of 18
Thread Starter 
Cool poem Ryan. Witty.
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by PaulR View Post
I have to admit I wrote it after a couple cool ones.
that's usually how it works

Not sure why that link isn't working. Works for me...Try this one maybe:

http://www.aspectjournal.com/stories...lake_penn.html
post #12 of 18

ski poem

hey man props now u've inspired me so here goes

"Karma"

The whitewashed crystals they fall so fine
Im haunted by something i cannot define
i wake up slowly in a cold sweat
dam man its not even light yet
i suit up boot up and walk outside
a million thoughts at once run through my mind
i look up and shudder cause i know whats comming
i step in click click and hit the ground running
on the way up i think aobut the steep and deep
silently thoughts of fear creep
its time for the first turn time to let her rip
i glide toward the headwall and stop on the tip
im stuck here now i cant back out of it
oh well here goes "I LIVE FOR THIS ****"
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
takes guts posting that Paul. Props.

Here's a looong one I wrote awhile back. In-directly skiing related....

http://www.aspectjournal.com/stories...lake_penn.html
Tyronne, Aspect Journal was included in the resources section of my book as an example of how skiing enhances creativity.
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie View Post
Tyronne, Aspect Journal was included in the resources section of my book as an example of how skiing enhances creativity.
reeeally? that is pretty cool.

I hope Aspect Journal lives on. There's so many creative works buried in there with such unique angles on how everyday life can be related to skiing in some way and vice versa. I say I hope it lives on because the founder of Aspect, Kris, is now heavily involved with The Ski Journal. Which of course, is good news for The Ski Journal, but doesn't leave much time to take care of and update Aspect as frequently most likely...it was a lot of work reviewing and editing all those submissions.
post #15 of 18
The stuff on Aspect is very good. It can probably serve as a place to find submissions for Snow Journal. You can even use the forum as a workshop for ski journalism. Critique the submissions and tweak them so that they are suitable for the magazine.

In other news: Unfortunately, my publisher went with sketches instead of photos. However, I wanted to show the relationship between a skier balancing on one ski and a one legged balance exercise. I had the artist use that awesome photo of you for inspiration!
post #16 of 18
rtopforever, what your poem lacked in technique it made up for in style!
post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by Lisamarie View Post

In other news: Unfortunately, my publisher went with sketches instead of photos. However, I wanted to show the relationship between a skier balancing on one ski and a one legged balance exercise. I had the artist use that awesome photo of you for inspiration!

Whoa really?! Thanks Lisa. that is flattering.
post #18 of 18

thanks

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Originally Posted by nolo View Post
rtopforever, what your poem lacked in technique it made up for in style!
thanks brah i must admit as paul said before there were some cold ones involved in that one
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