Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A Colonial Past

 MAGPIE 233


Yell Sound
Shetland, 2014
RAD Stainforth
Courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Not like then
Choppy waters
Dipping through the
Bay of Biscay

Gliding through Egypt's
Manmade waterway
Sandy banks flanking
The Suez Canal

On towards Aden
Colonial territory
Women in purdah
Duty free Chanel

It's peaceful now
Gently steaming
Between lush green
Serene rolling hills


Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad, WI
August 2014








7 comments:

  1. The journey of the waters...oh the souls that have traveled through it's waves...oh the stories they could tell. This is lovely Bee!!!

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    1. Thank you so much. I did that sail from Southampton to Singapore and back in the 50s. Parts are stuck in my memory even though I was very young.

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  2. Between lush green
    Serene rolling hills

    Love that and the poem ~ Eddie :)

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    1. Thank you. I was struck by the calmness.

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  3. You captured the mood of the prompt beautifully...

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    1. Thank you Berowne. I always appreciate your comments.

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  4. I like how you personalized this one Bee...nice...

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