Poems about travelling the world

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poems about travelling the world

Traveling at High Speeds by John Rybicki

The kinetic energy of John Rybicki’s poems is his unmistakable signature. His poem “Traveling at High Speeds” opens with the lines, “Some night my body takes the shape of this city.” That urban shape is the shape of John Rybicki’s poetry as well. The city in question is, of course, Detroit, but whether Detroit itself is the subject—as it is in many of his poems—or not, the cadence of its streets informs the slashing attack of Rybicki’s vivid language.
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Travel The World - Poetry to Inspire / Life of L-J

Poems about Travel

There are too many waterfalls here; the crowded streams hurry too rapidly down to the sea, and the pressure of so many clouds on the mountaintops makes them spill over the sides in soft slow-motion, turning to waterfalls under our very eyes. But if the streams and clouds keep travelling, travelling, the mountains look like the hulls of capsized ships, slime-hung and barnacled. Think of the long trip home. Should we have stayed at home and thought of here? Where should we be today? Is it right to be watching strangers in a play in this strangest of theatres?

Some people prefer to absorb their travel inspiration from books, others from movies. Quotes and poetry were some of the first sources for my travel inspirations. I wrote my fair share of poetry when I was a moody teenager but they were mostly about unrequited love and unfortunately none of them were preserved for my adult self to reminisce. Here is a list of my favorite travel inspiring quotes and poems, in no particular order:. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Submit your work, meet writers and drop the ads. CK Baker Dec Cinque Terre. Continue reading Daniel Quigley Dec Night Bus a haiku. A halogen glow Condensation drips Winter pressing on the glass This tired bus rolls on Bring me home once more.

Questions Of Travel - Poem by Elizabeth Bishop

Take a poetry road trip across the United States and abroad with this curated collection of poems about vacation and travel, videos on poetic trips and poets abroad, poetry landmarks, walking tours, featured poetry books for literary travelers, and postcards from poets on summer vacations. Vincent Millay The railroad track is miles away …. Edward Hirsch on American Poets Abroad In this video, recorded at the Poets Forum, Edward Hirsch discusses how American poetry has been influenced by the work of American poets who have gone abroad. Take a trip across the United States—with some trips abroad as well—and visit the resting places of several renowned poets with this listing of the graves of poets. Edna St.

There is a really good chance that this post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, I may receive a small commission for which I am deeply grateful at no additional cost to you. Are you a poetry lover? I definitely am. Poetry is in my veins and in my soul. I enjoy reading poems that feed my wanderlust my travel lifestyle. Here is a list of travel poems that would feed your wanderlust.

This is our system. Elephants on tiptoes. Lightning bugs who cannot find their way in the dark. The salt on the sea breeze tastes like The coconut forests, row upon disjointed row Of green and brown. Rodin made hands that look like tree branches; like the heart of a hungry animal. The veins oxidized, the musculature clear. I am looking for something.


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    Poems about Travel - Take a poetry road trip across the United States and abroad with this curated collection of poems about vacation and travel.

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