Archive for the ‘Poetry of Travel’ Category

Poetry of travel: Balinese rice terraces

bali rice terraces

The rice terraces form long emerald staircases as they tumble down glittering green hillsides.

Poetry of travel: Jacaranda flowers in Uruguay

jacaranda flowers

Blooming purple jacaranda flowers weave a labyrinth of wonder. Their sight and scent seeps into every moment of a day spent wandering through a picturesque town by the water.

Poetry of travel: Snow and sunshine in the Alps

Gornergrat railway Zermatt

A trip that began in springtime ends amidst a wintery panorama of Alpine peaks. We disembark and stagger into a world that is entirely, mesmerizingly white.

Poetry of travel: Dawn in Kenya

Kenya landscape

I stand outside at daybreak as a frosty breeze dances through the Masai Mara National Reserve. Steam rises from my mug and slowly melts away into a misty violet-colored dawn.

Poetry of travel: High above the Himalayas

Himalayan mountains from the air

The heavens are colored a passionate blue and the earth below is draped in a jagged blanket of white. All sense of time has melted away as we glide in a dream world through shimmering skies above snow-capped peaks.

Poetry of travel: Ancient ritual on the Ganges

Ganges River, Varanasi

It’s five in the morning in Varanasi, India. The early rays of dawn paint the Ganges River with a silvery-orange glow and infuse everything with an ethereal radiance.

Poetry of travel: Life in the Sonoran Desert

Saguaro National Park

Inch along eight-mile long Cactus Forest Drive in Saguaro National Park and imagine traversing the landscape of a distant world.

Poetry of travel: A cafe by the Red Sea

cafe in Dahab, Egypt

A scorching desert drive across Egypt’s otherworldly Sinai Peninsula has sucked the moisture from your skin, but as you descend from the jagged and dusty terrain a vision of an iridescent sapphire sea appears before you.

Poetry of travel: An introduction

chalk poem

The challenge of describing a travel encounter in a single paragraph and doing it in such a way that the reader could perhaps see and feel some of what I was seeing and feeling.

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