National Poetry Writing Month is a poetry writing challenge to write a poem a day, which takes place every year in April. Follow the link to find out more, be inspired, get daily prompts and meet other poets!
For Day 10, I’m writing a poem about benches. Benches invite us to stop, sit, and think, admire the scenery, or simply rest for a few moments.
Some benches face seas
Deep waters soothe weary minds
Others look away
Keepers of lovers’ secrets
Sit down, tell me your story…
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Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.
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nice post luccia & beautiful pics
Thank you! I love benches!
When I lived in Puerto Rico, there was a port in San Juan where the cruise ships would come in. It opened up into a bay. If you took a long walk on the seaside of the city wall at sea level, you would come to a dead end. It was an isolated spot with ZERO foot traffic, but there was a bench right at the end of the path. I loved to go down there at sunset and watch the ships come in with the dolphins jumping beside it, welcoming them to the island. It was beautiful and peaceful and a great way to end each day.
Today, I live in a small fishing village in Vietnam. My third floor balcony overlooks miles of rice paddies. I sit on the bench there in the morning, drinking coffee and watching the sun come up as the water buffalo begin to move. Very peaceful. I love it.
I am at Transformed Nonconformist. I usually write humor pieces, but I am getting serious this month. I’m writing about people who have deeply impacted my life.
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Thank you for your reply, Brett.
I’ve never been to Puerto Rico but it’s on my to visit list and I’ll definitely look for your special bench:)
My daughter is spending some time in Vietnam now, and is telling about all the beautiful places she’s visiting. Another place I need to visit!
I enjoy writing or thinking on any quiet bench, preferably near water and nature, but I have been known to feel inspired at noisy airport benches, too. In the end it’s how you feel that matters, although surroundings are helpful.
I’ll check out your blog:)
If you make it to Puerto Rico, my bench is in the district of Viejo (Old) San Juan. On the boardwalk right next to El Morro (15th-century Spanish fort), walk along the old city wall. Just keep going until you reach the end.
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I live in Spain, so I’m looking forward to visiting Spanish speaking countries across the Atlantic.