Pythian Games

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Keep on Riding Horseback

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For Heather and others in the soulfood writing networks.

Keep on riding bareback until you are free
through the wilderness
all around you and me.

Keep on riding bareback until you can write
and writing is no longer
a fight or your only light.

Keep on riding bareback until you reach the sea
and see the journey was your liberty.

Keep on riding bareback through your first draft
realise when it’s time to polish your craft.

Keep on riding bareback like those of the past
like those of the future,
like those of the present
you won’t be the last…

(c) June Perkins

painting a sunny day

This was posted elsewhere in the Soul Food network of blogs, maybe the Rose and Swan Theatre.

More of my work can be found at

(c) June Perkins, words and images.

Written by June

May 28, 2009 at 1:31 am

Posted in Gumbootspearlz

6 Responses

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  1. And you keep on writing
    and posting your stuff
    I know with your schedule
    it must be real tough.
    But all of us notice
    when you’re not around
    And when you return
    more joy we have found.

    Thank you and BIG hugs!!


    May 28, 2009 at 4:49 am

  2. Lovely reply, Sally!
    I love this, June, and I say Bravo! Hang on there.


    May 28, 2009 at 9:09 am

  3. Well done. Keep up the good work. And the image is well, Wow!


    May 28, 2009 at 2:55 pm

  4. great message, and may you always have a loud, fast, regular tattoo of words following behind you!
    love the image – brilliant!


    May 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

  5. This is delightful June. Thank you so much. And thanks to you too Sally. Words like these are such a balm.

    Heather Blakey

    May 30, 2009 at 1:04 am

  6. Thanks so much for the terrific image…..


    May 30, 2009 at 4:34 am

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