Friday, July 12, 2013

A Poetic Peek at My Recent Vacation

I was in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan recently. I love it there. The beauty is bountiful. The colors vibrant. The people are happy and removed from tech this and tech that. They have no cell service in many areas still but you can occasionally find a spot of WiFi here and there (a few times I got it right in my tent)! I wrote a lot of lines, descriptions, anticipations of things I would see. I wrote a lot of words while up there. The first poem is one that I wanted to find before I left. I wrote it and then we went in search of it each day. The second poem was inspired by a beautiful sunset on the night of July 4th. It could not have been pinker or more beautiful. 


Wildflowers will abound
With each step
Soft and sound
A water spray 
From falling springs
Toward river flows
And cliffs that bring
The greenery
The scenery
I wonder and I wait
To see what I am longing for
Outside where I escape.


Wind carries away
a blissful day
of sun’s sweet air
perfumed with care
of each bud and bloom
she blankets them
with chromatic hues. 

Michelle has the Poetry Friday roundup today at Today's Little Ditty.


  1. Sounds like a blissful, soul-lifting journey. I love that you started with a poem and sought out its meaning each day. Based on your photos, it looks like you were successful!

  2. Your trip to the UP produced two great poems. Love the arms raised in triumph at the top of the rocks. Thanks for sharing! =)

  3. Gorgeous sunset photo (and wonderful poem)!! Wow. I could get lost in those colors. Glad you captured them in photo and words!!

  4. Sounds like your trip was absolutely perfect for writing poetry. Love the before and after poems. And that sunset- think I'd have to hang that picture somewhere where I could look at it every day!