Happy travelers, lasting love




If one day it could be,

All my family and friends are free,

To join me for a holiday,

How exciting it would be!


I would pack them all in pick-up,

And take them back to nature,

To the magical world of Himalayas,

In the middle of nowhere!


To make sure that this trip

Becomes the happiest one ever,

I will return them to the basics,

Calm and peace in cities they can find never.


Gurgling streams running around us,

Serene hills topped with snow,

Stark greenery of the towering trees,

Will all welcome us and how.


We will pitch tents next to fresh streams,

At night sleeping bags will keep us warm,

After lighting up a lovely bon fire each day,

We will cook our own dinner as a norm.


Waking up will be to the calls of birds,

Sleeping to the goodbye of the sun,

Laughing will be in the company of friends,

The natural world adding to all the fun.


Naughty waterfalls will bathe us

As we will play in the water,

Breakfast will be fresh fruit and nuts,

Though we will already fill up with joy and laughter.


We will hike up after breakfast,

Watch the valley from a cliff,

Then come down at day break,

To the forestโ€™s magical whiff.


Camping in the open is a dream for many,

The happiest trip will make it come true,

Taking care of yourself and others in the wild,

Will teach some invaluable lessons too.


Looking out for your family against all odds,

The ties will become dearer,

Cut off from the outside material world briefly,

The friends will stay bonded, forever.


(This post is written for a contest designed by Yatra and Indiblogger.)



5 thoughts on “Happy travelers, lasting love

    1. thanks for your comment Mr. Passey. I appreicate your advice. I believe blank verse or free verse is a lot more than beats and syllables and we should not get too caught up in the form. T. S. Eliot said in his essay “The Music of Poetry” in 1942 that “no verse is free for the man who wants to do a good job”, and, although written 60 years ago, it still holds true.
      You may want to read: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/owlprint/570/
      As they say, ” While on the surface it may seem that free verse has pulled the poet away from the sound elements in a poem, in reality it has made the poet’s task more complex. Since poets are now free to irregularly change the rhythms and sounds throughout a poem, they have many more choices to make with every word put on the page.”
      What do you think – would love to hear your thoughts?

      1. Thank you for sharing the url the essay by Eliot. Will read it…
        Yes, it is entirely up to the poet to write poetry as he or she wishes to. ๐Ÿ™‚

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