Mind’s Eye Travelling

The thing is, when I’m sitting here
and outside it’s cold and raw
I don’t need to dress up warm
to find the places I adore
For travelling within Mind’s Eye
is a special thing
as it allows a freedom
only it can bring

I can travel into Summer
Tread the hills or low tide sand
Feel the sunshine warm upon my head
right across the land
I can travel to a sunrise
out there on sun-kissed seas
treading boards of cruising ships
with warming summer breeze

I am not confined to local
as no limit Mind’s Eye knows
For when I have a picture
to far off lands it goes
And the beauty of this is of course
(which here I’d like to share)
Is that I can do all of these things
whilst sitting in my chair

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Photo – Jempics

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Travelling West

It’s dark outside, this early hour
the night is not yet done
Yet I’ve been up for quite some time
For me the morning’s come

Ahead for several hours
a journey beckons me
Travelling down to Cardiff
from Sussex by the sea

It’ll take me seven hours by train
via London first, quite slow
Then cross country down into the West
from Paddington I’ll go

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Photo – the Paddington Bear statue – Paddington Station, West London – Jempics

Sitting by the Sea

I’ve sat by the sea in Croatia
I’ve set by the sea in Spain
I’ve sat by the sea in Turkey and Greece
but it’s never quite been the same

I’ve sat by the sea in Gibraltar
I’ve sat by the sea in France
I’ve sat by the sea in Montenegro and Crete
but it’s always like taking a chance

For when I sat by the sea here in Sussex
there’s no asking for anything more
As it excludes a peace that makes my soul shine
by Southern England’s home shore

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Photo – the Sussex Sea – Jempics

Angel of the sky

16 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Holidays are exciting
in lots of different days
For when you’ve finished cruising
then you take to the airwaves

And our Tui flight this morning
is the ‘Angel of the Sky’
From Dubrovnik in Croatia
to London Gatwick we will fly

It’s been a lovely holiday
but no regrets we’re homeward bound
as we have all the memories
of new places we have found

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Photo – Tui flight TOM4423 – the ‘Angel of the Sky’ at Dubrovnik boarding for London Gatwick – Jempics

‘Angel of the sky’ completes the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series. Here are trackbacks to the others in case you’ve missed them. ‘Dubrovnik‘ (2/9), ‘Adriatic Sunset‘ (3/9), ‘Bar’s absent castle‘ (4/9), ‘Into Gold‘ (5/9), ‘Korcula‘ (6/9), ‘Through the Porthole‘ (7/9), ‘The Sea Organ‘ (8/9), ‘Zadar‘ (9/9), ‘Sailing into Venice‘ (10/9), ‘Gondolier‘ (11/9), ‘Of Venetian Diamonds’ (12/9), ‘Trieste‘ (13/9), ‘Split‘ (14/9), ‘A split down the middle‘ (15/9) and ‘Eyebrow of the sun‘ (16/9).

Bar’s absent castle

3 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Apparently there’s a castle
in Montenegro’s Bar
“Ten minutes walk” the tour guide said
“It’s really not that far”

But we could find no trace of it
It simply wasn’t there
even though we had a map
and looked ‘most everywhere

Mind you, the town was pretty
and the Adriatic sea
despite the absent castle
was a lovely place to be

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Photo – Bar in Montenegro, looking to the funnel of the Marella Celebration cruiseship in the harbour – Jempics (no castle!)

Dubrovnik

1 of 16 in the Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series

Flew into Dubrovnik
Walked round the city wall
It really was quite beautiful
with plenty to enthral

The views of Adriatic
seas with islands in the bay
was really quite breathtaking
and spectacular I’d say

Games of Thrones was filmed here
Kings Landing by the sea
And it gave a special way to start
the cruise for Sal and me

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Photo – Old Town city walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia – looking to the Adriatic sea – Jempics

‘Dubrovnik’ starts the 16 part Jemverse ‘Venetian Vistas’ series, charting a Marella cruise of the same name in August 2018

Holiday IV

We’re Adriatic sailing
Be gone for several days
Hiatus from the Jemverse vibe
Whilst he’s out on the waves

But whilst he’s out there cruising
He’ll be scribbling away
Writing poems for you good folk
to read another day

So even though these pages
will be quiet for a while
They’ll be back here in September
with more verse to bring a smile

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Photo – Jempics

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