Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wonder Wednesday #13 Postcards

I found a few postcards the other day.  I thought about how some of us travel during the holidays.  I know there is no place like home for the holidays, but as the temperature drops and winter arrives, we do long for a change.   Well, here is your chance...
Today we are going to travel, the cheap way, with our poems.  Your words will invite us to the location of your choice.   BUT, we are not going to say where this location is.  YOU will visit other poets and guess where they have chosen to travel, via their poem.  I think it would be fitting to post the following day and announce your destination.   YOUR words and photos(if you chose) will give us the hints.   Think of it like the game CLUE.   I think it would be fun to write a few, but the choice is yours.

 Marcel Proust
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
Marcel Proust
 G.K. Chesterton  “The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see.”
G.K. Chesterton
 Anaïs Nin “We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
Anaïs Nin,

Remember this can be a fantasy travel adventure. So, if you do want to travel to the Moon, Saturn, maybe Atlantis-you can.    The journey is yours and ours to guess!  Think of this challenge as an adventure! 

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  2. Such a fun idea! Hope my wheels will turn fast enough so I can write a poem to participate!!

  3. Thanks, Ella, for this feast for my wanderlust. This is going to be so much fun.

  4. Libby-I hope we do encounter some unique destinations ;D Yes, I do think it will be fun! Thank you~

    Robyn-I know! ;D Think of it, as being a last minute party. For this event, you need to bring a poem, no baking or shopping required ;D

  5. The quote by Proust is one of my favorites. Another fun "trip" with this prompt. Thanks, Ellie.

  6. oh how fantastic, I now have to choose where to write about, so many favoritesto choose from

  7. Quite a fun challenge. Thank you!

  8. An ancient postcard
    shows a place I'll never see,
    which I now call home.

    Madeleine Begun Kane

  9. Mad Kane-I love your hint ;D

    Lolly-You are welcome :D

    Emma-I know, I have one done and am working on another one ;D

    Sherry-I love his quotes~ Thank you! :D

    I'll be back everyone to read n' post. I have to run to the mail. Santa needs my help~ ;D

  10. Postcards and the seaside, i could not resist. Oh Dear :) Alan

  11. Hi Mametz-I love the seaside ;D

    I did mine, offered one fantasy type and one vacation destination ;D

  12. Ella,

    My postcard poem, is really from the heart, rather than a specific destination:)
    Written between other Christmas tasks!!!

    Best Wishes,

  13. Hi Eileen-I guessed and then saw this comment ;D
    It is beautiful

  14. Ella, this is never a good time of the year for me. My poems these days seem to be reflecting my mood, even though I try to make them otherwise. Don't you feel that these lines we write seem to have a will of their own?

  15. Aprille-I do! It is a difficult time for many~ I do think my voice sometimes is reflecting in my poems~ If you can volunteer this season, it would be a gift, not only to those you help, but yourself!

  16. It was hard to choose a place, but when one popped into mind during a visit to Sherry's my choice was made for me. I included "Up up and Away" because someone had to.

  17. I went to one of my favorite places that keeps calling me back..thanks for the prompt. :)

  18. Susie-I love your layered poem-beautiful!

    Susan-lol I love what you shared and your oo's provided an uplifting feel ;D

  19. I saw it very late, but took up the challenge....:)Thanks! Not many people will be able to identify the place. But, a person who loves adventure and forest, would surely know about this place. Anyway, I have given the answer...

  20. here'stheanswer to mine,in poetry of course

  21. I'm late on this one, but if you are interested, mine can be found at:


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