Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting

Life in Poetry reading, writing, reflecting
April showers bring May flowers

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Week #4 of June’s #Poetry Challenge, Wednesday 24th, Carnets de Voyages

Welcome to my Blog life in Poetry.
I am participating this week in Carrie Ann Golden ⎖s Poetry Challenge for the month, on
A writer & her adolescent muse.
If you would like to know more, read here

Write a poem every week on a visual prompt.

Image by Darius Z Sankowski

Carnets de Voyages

In my new red country dress,
I strolled the streets of Glenwood Springs.
A woman stopped me to say
I looked stunning.

I took a photograph of an old typewriter
through an antique's shop window.
On the pages of my travel
notebook, I lay down

my melancholy, my little girl
memories, when we took
that road trip, the summer
I was five.

The Great Sioux Chief smiled
at me, held my hand; 
we shared the wisdom
deep in his eyes.

Forty years later, we gaze,
my three children and I,
into the abyss of the Colorado;
we lose ourselves in the Delicate Arch.

The snapshots pepper my dreams.
They morph into stories on the page,
the tip of my fountain pen
chases down the plot.

Thank you for visiting. Heat wave commencing in Toulouse France.

Photos from my travels Out West, 2013.

Glenwood Springs

Dead Horseshoe Point

Delicate Arch, Moab National Park

Wishbone Ash, The King will Come here

Georges Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, here

Frederic Chopin, here


  1. What great pics and a beautiful poem! There is something so special about visiting the places we went before kids, with our kids! :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

    Away From Blue

    1. Thank you Mica, yes, precious memories. Creating new ones while travelling every year. Have an inspiring summer.


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