Sunday, July 15, 2018

Travel jnl Ireland


My Niece

Almost thirty,
she drives along,
twiddling her hair
like she did when she
was a little girl.

Now, she’s graduated
to designated driver
for two worried aunts,
not brave enough
to drive on the left.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Travel journal Pitlochry Scotland


Potential

Heather-speckled Scotland hillside.
Someone figured out
how to harvest heather.
Dry it.
Shotblast it.
Dye it.
Compress it.
Cut it.
Shape it.
File it.
Sand it.  
Lacquer it.
Turn it into a beautiful jewelry.
It makes me wonder
what worthless stuff
is lying around,
waiting to be
spun into gold.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Travel Journal Ireland


Castle

I can imagine being a child,
running down corridors,
hiding in nooks and crannies
scrambling up and down spiral stairways
and scurrying along in dark passageways
to evade pursuers,
be they friends, siblings
or mum calling bath time.
What fun it would be!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Travel Journal leaving Dublin


UK Driving

It’s weird sitting in the back seat
watching my sister in the left front
with head bent rifling through her purse.
Just when my heart starts to race,
I remember the driver is on the right side.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Travel journal Dublin


Trinity College

The book of Kales was amazing,
with ancient pages,
detailed designs
and Biblical text,
but this Masterpiece
wasn’t what made it worth
standing in a long queue
and paying fourteen euros.

It was the library,
floor to ceiling
with ancient books
and busts of famous authors
like Swift, Plato, and Aristotle,
plus a priceless early century harp.
I felt smarter
just standing there gawking.

Monday, July 9, 2018

PA prompt comprehensive


Comprehensive Traveling

Wishing there really
was an all inclusive
tour package,
including tips,
tickets, and souvenirs.