Below is the poem entitled Arm Chair Traveler which was written by poet
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Is it any wonder
that words plucked out of the air
cannot describe these common things?
Too often, heedless, what eyes
acknowledge as ordinary, is ours
to behold with brighter vision, a privilege to savor
The scenery surrounds every curve. Let us savor
each contrast, views that stab our wonder
grabbing our fervor. An open road, and the world is ours!
This is a time of admiration, a breath of new air
that is stirred by beauty seen with new eyes.
Mountains, valleys, rivers, streams, wondrous things!
We who split devotion into two things
He who loves the highlands, or he whose passion may be a seaside savored.
Let our wheels and hearts take us far, where eyes
would spy a snow capped peak, where climbing trails would make one wonder
how the view must be from elevation, or how thin the air
How looking down upon the vast, an earth that's ours
Perhaps we'll see a mighty purple rise, while having our
first glimpse of the western sky. While packing our things
let us not haste to travel on..let us linger, hold the vision, that takes air
from lungs, delay departure. Savor
a picnic from the road, to dawdle, chat and wonder
where the next stop should find us, and what will feast our eyes
Where days are bright and the sun and breeze sting our eyes
Choosing to take the back road highways, our
wheels flying like wings over hills and valleys, and wonder
of all wonders....discovery delight in the smallest things,...
a seagull soaring above, a blue blue sky at his back, a sun to savor
Finding thrill from the damp foggy morning, or the sunshine and salty air
Perhaps a seaside village, so quaint and sweet, having an air
of vintage life. Or skycrapers meeting the modern day sky, which rise in amazement
The choices are unlimited, so much to savor
The choice to dream can be ours
There are no proper words to describe these things...
Is it any wonder?
A chance to breathe the air from a high mountain peak is ours
A chance for eyes to feast on a wave or breeze of seaside things...
Close eyes, imagine them all, and be impelled to savor a world of wonder
For Carol Brown's contest...."It's Time For A Vacation"