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The Town of Sintra, Portugal

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The Town of Sintra, Portugal

The Town of Sintra, Portugal

A tourist attraction, a lovable town
With its twisting and turning roads and lanes
Gardens where Eucalyptus and fur have grown
A town that past glory maintains

The mountainous terrains like ups and downs of life
Apartments on top of hills piercing the skies
Serene, calm and free of hustle, bustle and strife
Each and every fruit tree blossoms and thrives

The Castle of Moors on the highest peak
Pronounces the modesty of Muslim kings
The Pena Palace’s adornments a language of glamour speak
The relics of monument bygone memory brings

Scratch the dust and see what lies beneath
Thousands of impressions of yesteryears
The traversing soldier’s with swords in sheath
And Poet Byron’s1  foot-prints as the dust clears

Debonair nobility in Sintra resides
Decency and charm are the wares he sells
For guests red carpet of generosity provides
His life in harmony of nature excels

The Pera Roche of Sintra, the peaches so sweet
The bakeries and bolos with tastes profound
Its pottery and tiles no one can beat
A paradise on earth that people have found
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1. Lord Byron wrote many of his poems sitting in the gardens of Sintra

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  1. Date: 6/2/2013 6:13:00 PM
    lol, Mohammad, it's years since I was in Sintra, if we head back to Spain and Portugal (we only visited the south), I'll be sure to say hello!

  1. Date: 5/22/2013 8:09:00 PM
    I visited Sintra, you capture the wonder of the place. I enjoyed reading it, Mohammad.

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 5/23/2013 2:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Sheri, Thanks for visiting my poem and for your encouraging comments. I live in Sintra District. In fact I can see Pena Palace from my area. Had I known that a Souper is visiting Sintra I would have arranged to meet and perhaps invite for dinner. Regards
  1. Date: 9/22/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Thanks for stopping by..I appreciate you reading one of my poems..Thanks for the information about your book..It may be of use soon..I just ordered a book and another purchase will have to wait until about a month..About this poem, I just saw on TV a program where couples are buying property in other countries and this program was about a couple seeking a home in Portugal.It was some beautiful country in the location where they were searching for a home.I am glad that I chose this one today.Sara

  1. Date: 8/11/2012 1:30:00 PM
    I would love to go there, Mohammad - a town with real class, Love, daver

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 8/11/2012 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your kind comments. Tell me before coming and I'll help in finding good accommodation and sit with you in the gardens of Sintra to share views on the need of poetry for today's lustful society.
  1. Date: 7/25/2012 1:34:00 PM
    Portugal....a paradise on earth...fruit tree blossoms....I love to visit one time :) - Beautiful poem Mohammad - Have a lovely summertime - oxox hugs Anne-Lise

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 7/25/2012 5:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for reading my poem Anne and your very kind comments. May be paradise on earth is a bit of an exageration; but really Sintra is somewhat near that. Richard is also inspired by my poem and wishes to visit Sintra. You too are welcome to visit. If you let me know in advance I may assist you in finding a suitable accommodation and invite you for a typical Portuguese Dinner in Alchabidesh. You may not be aware but the English Poet Lord Byren wrote many of his poems sitting in the gardens of Sintra.
  1. Date: 7/21/2012 6:56:00 PM
    one more place on the list of places I would like to see,great write Mohammad,love the scenery

    Yamin Avatar Mohammad Yamin
    Date: 7/23/2012 6:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for commenting on my poem. I am glad my poem has inspired you to add Sintra as one of the places to visit. Beleive me you will not regret it. I live very near Sintra. One of the palaces I have described is visible from the street on which I live. Let me know when you come and I'll host you a Dinner in one of the Sintra Restaurants.