Flares

Countdown

How swiftly the suitcase absconds the dust
How elegantly the clothes escape the cupboard
Flip-flops and a map, boldly the zip stabs the air

How edgy the twilight before dawn appears
How unfairly distant the airport seems
Images and a feverish mind, horizons await

How laden with sparkles the heart pounds
How strikingly sublime the moment flares
Craving a trip, riveting a vacation, I travel today

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And I’m not going on vacation, in case you wonder :) …

The only traveling I’ll be doing for the next couple of months is in my dreams.

"Airport at night" by Eike /le-trou-noir/ on deviantart.com

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© 2011  Broken Sparkles

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29 Responses to “Flares”

  1. souldipper Says:

    The edginess of travel – of getting everything done and being on time. I felt that when I read your poem, Blaga. If you truly have left for a trip – enjoy like never before~!

  2. Rhyme Me a Smile Says:

    I miss that feeling! It’s hectic, but I’m aching to take a trip. Thanks for visiting my rally post! :)

  3. Artswebshow Says:

    Ooh travelling is not my favourite thing to do.
    I wish i had the ability to click my fingers and be wherever i needed to go if i so choose. lol

  4. deadpoet88 Says:

    Ah traveling, love the feeling when going on a trip. Bags packed, and a song in the heart for fun times to come.

    It is always sad when trips are over though. You’ve brought out the feeling of traveling perfectly! :)

  5. ladynimue Says:

    You really going off for a vacation ?
    I wish you would ! It would be fun :D
    Amazing post still :)

  6. liv2write2day Says:

    Ah, you’re travelling already. Got to admit, it’s become such a hassle. Maybe it’s because I’m getting “old.” :0) You do capture the anticipation.

  7. Jingle Says:

    I prefer driving on vacations, that way, I see views along the way, make lots of stops to catch my breath and break…

    the way you think about vacation is romantic like.

    beautiful imagery..
    enjoyed it.
    ;)

  8. ashbeezone Says:

    Lovely Poetry
    Here’s Mine STUFF

    !! }{APPY RALLY !! xD

  9. cutepinklol Says:

    I got here from jessica’s page. Nice poem! I like the flip flops link. And I like Spartatus!

  10. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Sometimes we have to be armchair travelers for awhile. I hope you do manage a trip soon.

    Lovely fun poem. Much enjoyed “laden with sparkles the heart pounds.” That is so quintessentially you!

    Happy dreams and happy dreams come true … Poem on …

  11. Timoteo Says:

    You could have fooled me!

  12. Gigi Ann Says:

    Sounds good to me… I’m ready, what time to we leave?

  13. Jingle Says:

    superb piece…

    A++

    Happy Potluck.

  14. Jaan Pehchaan Says:

    I love to travel. I always have a suitcase packed and ready for a moments notice!

  15. Teri C Says:

    Just wonderful. I feel your excitement and now I want to travel also.

  16. A.B. Thomas Says:

    Great write! It captures the essence of the franticness of relaxation! That photograph was awesome as well!

  17. bendedspoon Says:

    wonderful exciting feeling! :)

  18. Reflections Says:

    I too love to travel within my words, within my mind, for brief rejuvenating moments.

  19. lunawitch15 Says:

    I hear yah, thankfully you have a great imagaination!

  20. Olivia Says:

    What a superb number! Absolutely perfect feature poem.. :D

    You write so well that it takes time for me to come out of it and smell the reality (it stinks..eh)

    You love to travel- don’t ya? For a very sweet friend- I travel for her these wishes, hugs n kisses xoxox

  21. fiveloaf Says:

    just wrote a zip poem and here i am finding the same word on yours haha! here’s mine blag.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/frozen-fears/

  22. a noiseless patient spider Says:

    this echoes a modernist language… a walt whitman delight.

    To My Hometown

  23. trisha Says:

    beautiful poem, i wish i could pack and take a loooooooooooong trip :)

    you captured the feeling perfectly. having lot of problem in wordpress for last seven days or more.

    trisha’
    http://mydomainpvt.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/free-soul-28-3-11/

  24. seabell Says:

    Great poem, Blaga. You make me wonder if being indifferent to travelling is possible at all…

  25. Sina Saberi Says:

    how thrilling a read this is…

  26. lizbethsgarden Says:

    Enjoy your virtual vacation!

  27. Soulicitor Says:

    a beautiful poetic resolve!

  28. Umamaheswari.A Says:

    Hope you enjoyed every thing around…cute poem

  29. Cherlyn Says:

    I think this really encompasses the emotions one feels before travelling – both the anticipation, the nervousness, and the stress of it. Wonderful!


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