For the past weeks, I have been wishing upon a star to make my dreams and my family's dreams come true. If you have not read my January blog posts you would not be familiar with my wishes that did come true so let me quickly summarize them. January was filled with the wish to switch from a rushed pace to a relaxed one. With that in mind, my dreams cascaded into thoughts of a magical land, hence a cascade poem evolved filled with wishes. A three-generation family vacation was planned by my daughter to the magical kingdom of Disney World with a cruise to the Bahamas on the new Disney Wish that followed. Finally settled, the family shouted out their biggest argh as official pirate mateys who traveled the seas. A stand-alone wish to have a family vacation without my husband, son, and me getting COVID was granted but as fates would have it, the sirens of the Caribbean left their mark. I sit here covered in a red rash taking strong meds to bring my immune system back to normal, another wish that will be granted. The end is a tale as old of time for several trips in years that have past had medical issues surrounding them. From hurried to relaxed, I indulge in some quiet moments, With focused feelings and postcard imagery (a line from poet Alan Wright's poem) writing and recalling our fabulous trip to Disney.
When you wish upon a star, your dreams come true!
Please join me to celebrate the Poetry Friday Roundup with our host, Laura Shovan. Laura is showcasing Laura Purdie Salas' new nonfiction picture book, Finding Family: The Duckling Raised by Loons.
As you are celebrating with lots of joy, Carol, I assume your vacation wishes came true! I am happy to read of all this happiness!ReplyDelete
My vacation wishes came true, Linda. I am home this week just resting and taking meds for the strange rash I picked up in the Bahamas. It is good to be snuggled inside when it is so cold outside.Delete
Thanks Carol. I feel honoured that my words sparked an idea for your own poem. Those words have nestled in among yours, quite seamlessly.ReplyDelete
Alan, there is a sense of community in our group. Creativity sparks new thoughts and friends deepen their connections. From USA to Australia, writing becomes a trustworthy adventure into the unknown. Thanks for your dazzling thoughts.Delete
I'm so sorry about the rash. Hope you feeling back to normal soon!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Marcie. The rash should be the source for a humorous poem someday. Back to normal is a great goal for me.Delete
I hope you are back to normal soon, Carol! Thanks for sharing your vacation through your poems.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Rose. I am still rethinking the vacation every time I see a photo.Delete
Despite the medical woes...what a trip! It's such a treat to have the opportunity to create memories like this. I'll bet all of you enjoyed every moment. And, look at the wonderful inspirational poem that came from it as well? Maybe I'll wish you an encore (minus the rash).ReplyDelete
Please do keep that wish open. My family is all set for a return trip, Linda.Delete
I WISH you the best for a speedy red rash recovery, Carol. Your poems is a beautiful keepsake from your magical family time. :)ReplyDelete
It sounds like a wonderful family vacation but sorry you came home with an unwanted "souvenir" of the trip!ReplyDelete
Oh, sorry, that was me, Susan T.ReplyDelete
As one who was 8 years old when Disney World opened in my hometown of Orlando, I share your love of the Magic Kingdom! So glad you all had a wonderful family adventure, and I hope your skin settles down soon. Bibbidi-Bobbidi -Boo from here! :0)ReplyDelete