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Faraway Places

May 21st, 2012 · 3 Comments

I scratched this down and thought why – this could be content for my much beloved and undernourished travel blog, even if it’s a poor attempt at poetry! Enjoy (and hold all criticism for in-person poking fun over drinks ;) .

The thing with dreams

Of faraway places

Is that it seems

The places are exotic

Romanticized, desired to be seen

As something quite extraordinary

But for those who live there

It’s quite ordinary

As is the place in which the traveler subsides

What a difference new eyes make

Whether an old or new place

In regard to fascination of the space

Far across the horizon or quite near

What lies

Is already decided

Tags: reflections · travel

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Pat K. Thomas // May 21, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    True & it does have a rather lyrical quality to it….

  • 2 Helen Todd // May 22, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Thanks Mom! It was a fun, late-night exercise :)

  • 3 Karinny // Jan 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Hi there! found your blog by goggle-ing what to pack for china and I am really enjoying it! Love the little poem too, very inspiring :)

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