It's the first week of summer: temperatures sizzle, water sparkles, relaxation beckons, and adventures begin. With a sinus infection that has me under the weather, I am limited to what I can do but sitting quietly in a lounge chair writing or reading are lay back activities that are both soothing and restorative.
Thursday, June 24, 2021
time to kick back
summer brings relaxation
(The photo below of the Pacific Ocean by Kim Douillard was shared by Margaret Simon at This Photo Wants to be a Poem. I read through the various poems colleagues wrote. All reminded me of my beloved Long Island beaches so I decided to add my draft to Margaret's collection.
june's glistening spray
spritzes salty sea breezes,
swishes diamond-dazzle drops
cooling summer's sunsoaked rays
©CV, 2021, draft
It would not be summer without adventures, whether they are nearby or far away. As a child, my adventures were always found in books. I daydreamed about destination places I longed to see. When the pandemic started to rage, traveling became difficult. People began dreaming of destinations that would take them to places beyond their homes. Slowly, traveling bans lifted and fears diminished. Traveling became a topic as the surge for destination trips began.
When the Poetry Sisters posted their June challenge, I knew that it would be a deep dive into the creativity zone and just what I needed to begin my summer adventure in Virginia. The Poetry Sisters ask that each writer create a zentangle poem with an embedded design. For your information, the Poetry Sisters referenced poet Kathryn Apel's explanation of the zentangle in her Poetry Pep Up challenge. "The zentangle poem is a form of found poetry using repetitive lines (zentangles) to frame your poem." My zentangle for Kat's challenge can be found here. My topic for today's challenge revolves around the topic of travel as it pertains to current thoughts. The referencing article is from AAA World Travel magazine of July/August 2021. My poem follows a simulated roadway.
family feeling confident
to hit roadways.
enjoy the drive!
I offer today's poetry to the Poetry Friday Roundup at our Poetry Friday Host, Linda Mitchell. Linda offers her own challenge at her blog, A Word Edgewise. Choose one of her clunker lines in exchange for a quick poem and a clunker line in return.
My choices from Linda's offerings:
found a bit of sunflower
trees turned so orange the road looked blue
Stop back to see how I use the above clunkers in a new poem.