Monday, September 23, 2013

Blessi and the Bells

Shannon has been riding Blessi on the trails.   There are bears in those woods so Shannon wanted some bells.  Herman the stable owner donated part of a Christmas decoration and we attached it to Blessi's saddle.  Voila!!!! An alarm system to to alert the bears.

Of course the chiming of  bells always reminds me of Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Bells."  The words go so well with how Shannon and Blessi sound going merrily down the trail. (I changed the word "sledges" to "Blessi".)

"Hear the Blessi with the bells-
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells-
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells."

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