#SundayWalks ‘Flowers and Patios’ #Tanka #Poems

 

In ancient gardens

Dismembered, Roman statues

Watch pruned, potted plants

Bursting with fragrance, glowing

In lush, flourishing patios.

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I went for a walk to visit the World Heritage Patios Festival in Cordoba, Spain, this morning with my friend Gabriela. What a stunning place to stimulate all my senses!

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I hope you were able to take an inspiring walk this Sunday❤

 

#SundayWalks ‘A Rose at the Zoo’ #haiku ‘Not a Rose’ #Poems #Poetrymonth

A rose at the zoo

Watches elephant cry, while

Poet writes haiku

Not a Rose

The rose is a rose,

Loveliness extreme.

The elephant is not a rose,

And it is not lovely.

An elephant at the zoo is

loneliness extreme.

The poet is a woman,

Who writes about beauty and despair,

While she thinks of lonely elephants,

Watching lovely roses, wondering

Why an elephant is not a rose.

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I went to the zoo this morning with my children and grandchildren, and two things struck me; the beautiful roses and the downcast elephant. Well here they are, joined by my pen to be shared to the world.

My daughter and granddaughter

Hope you were able to take an inspiring walk this Sunday❤

#AtoZChallenge ‘S is for #SundayWalks’ #Tanka #PoemADay #PoetryMonth

Sunday Walks

Follow slim footpaths

By the banks of the river,

Breathe moist air. Connect

With the nymph of your childhood,

Refresh heavy thoughts, move on.

I was fortunate enough to take a long, energizing walk with my daughter and grandchildren this morning, along the luscious, verdant path, by the banks of the river.

Memorable moments. 

I hope you had time to take a restoring walk this Sunday.

#SundayWalks ‘Distractions’ #SilentSunday #PoemADay #PoetryMonth

Distractions

Yet I stoop to capture

Every single

Luscious plant, which

Lures me towards its extra

Ordinary shade of yellow. Distracting

Wildflowers enticing me along another path.

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Distractions are highly underrated.

Daily routines, work, commitments, and the demands of everyday life emphasise that I should focus on objectives and make sure I complete my ‘to do list’ without any distractions.

I disagree. I need to make time for myself and cross items off my ‘to be list’ (more on to do and to be lists here).

Walking, observing my surroundings, taking photos of anything which catches my eye, and writing poems, are some of my favourite distractions.

And now, back to my to do list. Monday is only a few hours away!

Which are your favourite distractions?  

#SundayWalks around #Córdoba Old Town #SilentSunday

Alcazar of the Catholic Kings XVI Century

One of the many doors to the Mosque

Part of the Mosque Tower from the outer walls.

The Mosque Tower from inside the Orante Tree Patio.

A Narrow Cobbled Street near the Mosque.

Whitewashed walls and iron window bars with flowers.

Casa Palacio Bandolero by the Mosque.

Paella looks good and it was!

See you next Sunday for another walk 🙂

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