Shiny escape

The bus leaves every half hour,
three blocks down the road from home.
With eyes – unconditionally shining,
with mind – altruistically dancing,
I lean my head on the window
following the pavement out of Athens.

Before I manage to finish a daydream,
the sea shows, emeralds under the skies,
waves engaged in a game with the wind.
In dazzling red the ferryboat gasps, vigorously,
under the weight of passengers and vehicles,
the time flies, the distance melts, we reach Evia.

Over winter’s break or summer’s weekend,
the harmony is constantly there,
inviting, murmuring, offering a relief,
an escape from heartaches and grief.
I have all that I need – a white chair and a book,
a thousand splendid suns and his kiss.

* * * * *

This is my poem for Victoria’s Monday Morning Writing Prompt

The theme this week – A day of refreshment


Evia, Greece by Blaga Todorova


 © 2011  Broken Sparkles


28 Responses to “Evia”

  1. liv2write2day Says:

    There IS something about water that is so relaxing, refreshing. Just lovely, Blaga. Now I think I’ll go take a nap. Or not. Thanks for joining.

  2. Bodhirose Says:

    Yes, what is it about the water that is so restorative to our souls. I loved this, Blaga–the whole journey to Evia and your relaxation once there.

  3. siggiofmaine Says:

    What a beautiful place…looks like a joy to go there and spend time.
    ☮ ♥ Siggi in Downeast Maine

  4. 4valentines4words4poetry4you Says:

    a poem about greek place interesting lovely photo aswell ive been to zante enjoyed your lovely words in your poem.

  5. deadpoet88 Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful holiday indeed! Perfect holiday in fact. And you bring it out so well in your poem. I saw the pictures, would love to visit someday. Glad you got to have a nice vacation!

  6. abichica Says:

    beautiful pictures, it seems like you had a blast.. :-)

  7. Jamie Dedes Says:

    How wonderful! I see that you have managed to incorporate your latest reading into the poem as well. Bravo! A delightfully visual piece and the perfect response to Victoria’s prompt. I am pleased you got a rest.

    Facebooking it now.

    Have a wonderful evening.

  8. liv2write2day Says:

    Re: your comment on my Neon Kisses poem…I thought of you when I posted it!!! :0)

  9. eclipseofthemoon Says:

    Oh…what a lovely place, and a lovely poem…bringing back some happy thoughts :)…Love the ending line!

  10. mish Says:

    The picture says it all … a stunning visual ! Looks like the ideal getaway …
    You can find my contribution at : http://writer-in-transit.co.za/day-refreshment/

  11. vivinfrance Says:

    Greece, yes – Paxos the most relaxed I’ve ever been! Love your narrative poem.

  12. Androgoth Says:

    Yes and how wonderfully refreshing your poem is too my friend, I also like the
    photograph that adds a visual treat.

    Greece is after all, a lovely and most wickedly tranquil location :)

    Androgoth Xx

  13. dragonkatet Says:

    I would SO love to visit Greece! Every time I read something you write about it, it makes it seem even more magical and beautiful, and if all the people there are as nice as you, then I know I would enjoy myself tremendously.

  14. Cherlyn Says:

    I hope one day I can visit Greece, I’d love to see it and get away from the cold that is Canada!

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