Saturday, September 14, 2013

An Ode To Places

Written for:  Verse First   and  Poetry Jam


Verse First - The Places I Love
Consider the places you love and all that they mean to you. Say their names aloud. Listen to their rhythm. Embrace the emotions they evoke, and then write an ode to those wondrous locales.


author's image taken from my lounge


In this life there are places I've seen
Wondrous, beautiful and so serene

The hills and mountains spiritual and grand
Valleys and plains all across the land

Woods and forests quiet and mysterious
But explore with care for they can be nefarious

Rivers and streams and babbling brooks
Crags and cliffs and caves and nooks

Meadows of flowers, shores and the sea
Any place where my spirit is free

These are the places in this world that I love
Breathtaking, amazing, and those I'm in awe of

~x~

Poetry Jam - Lost
Reflect on something "lost" and write about it.  Or a time you were lost.  Or a way you were lost.  Or perhaps think about what you would like to be able to lose?

image sources - google images and wikipedia


I am lost in my dreams
Of places unseen
The ones that my soul longs for

Where the Gods walked the Earth
To teach us our worth
And karma, dharma and more

I am lost in my dreams
Of places unseen
Or somewhere before have explored?

In a time long gone by
That I see in my mind's eye
Perhaps lifetimes that I came in before.

~x~

dharma = right thought, right speech, right action, duty

How strange that I recently took part in a blog festival via my blog Someday Somewhere and my chosen theme was 7 journeys I would love to take. I was truly lost in my dreams those 7 days.

Featuring poems
One of the things I learned through that festival was that it gave me great joy to pay it forward by featuring posts so will be doing that in future on all my posts. So here is one that I absolutely loved: Helen's Lost Youth.


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32 comments:

  1. Wow, loved your poems, Suzy. Reading your first poem felt like I was there with you, witnessing the magnificent view of those faraway places. I also relate to the second poem. Dreams are a wonderful place to be lost in. :-)

    Melodies In The Sand

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    1. Thanks Irene. Dreamers are believers!

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  2. It is nice sometimes to lose oneself in one's dreams, isn't it? Really no harm in that, and the places one can explore could be quite wonderful.

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    1. It sure is Mary. And travelling in dreams is quite exciting.

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  3. great write up Suzy.....places seen and to be seen........always a spiritual journey...lovely

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    1. Thanks Sumana. The spiritual journey brings me great joy.

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  4. I particularly like this line: Or somewhere before have explored?
    So true, some place seem to beckon us as if we've been there before in some past life. Nice connection between your places theme and these poems, Suzy.

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    1. Thanks Corinne. Yes, some places definitely have that pull and I'm pretty sure it is connected to a past life. Yes, this poem connected up very nicely with my journeys - I must be in synch with the Universe.

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  5. lovely :)

    enter the giveaway! :)

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  6. "I am lost in my dreams
    of places unseen
    or somewhere before have explored."
    Suzy, you have described here, in such a brilliant paucity of words, what the writing journey is for me. How this verse touched me! How both your poems moved me so!
    God has such remarkable plans for our lives. Discovering these means taking His hand and allowing Him to lead us into His dreams which will become ours.
    Blessings and love!

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    1. Thanks Martha. So true, when we walk the path that He leads us on, life becomes amazingly beautiful. Blessings to you too my friend. May all your dreams come true.

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  7. Love the captured heart of soul and the senses in your words. Full of gems.

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    1. Thanks Alan. Glad you thought so.

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  8. 'Great rhyme — 'mysterious' and 'nefarious'!

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    1. Thanks Rosemary - my favourite rhyme too :)

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  9. Love your poetry, Suzy. Always so full of emotion and great imagery.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. Glad you like my poems and that you can feel the emotion I am trying to portray.

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  10. For as long as we breathe, our souls never cease their longing ... this is lovely. THANK YOU for the mention of my poem this week!!!

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    1. Isn't that ever so true Helen. You are most welcome - your poem was great.

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  11. Just beautiful. You have a gift to craft such descriptive poetry. Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

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    1. Thanks Vrndavana - My inspiration comes from above and I am convinced they plant the words in my mind! Glad you liked it. It's my pleasure to share.

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  12. Great verse - but I particularly love your theme for "lost" - dreams! Thank you Suzy. This post is a treat!

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    1. Thanks Vidya - you made my day by calling my post a treat. Thank you. Dreaming is one of my favourite pastimes :)

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  13. Places seen and unseen... they both inspire. Nice.

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  14. I liked reading both of these postings. There are indeed so many places of great beauty. Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Thanks Peggy. This world is so beautiful if only we would look and breathe it all in. Glad you like my poems. It's my pleasure to share.

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  15. I have a tremendous respect for what nature has created and some of these are truly amazing. You have written beautiful poems.

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