Travel Mash-Up Poem using borrowed lines from John Burroughs and Thomas Hood
Serene, I fold my hands and wait (“Waiting,” John Burroughs)
E-Ticket ready, airport gate
Off to Berlin, red-eye boarding
Reading, writing, sleep affording
With eyelids heavy and red (“Song of the Shirt,” Thomas Hood)
19-B, neck pillow bed
Fast asleep, bumpy landing instead
Wait. Where am I?
Home, in bed.
-Kim Johnson, using borrowed lines from John Burroughs and Thomas Hood
An acrostic poem written for my daughter on the day of her graduation from The Bethany House, May 18, 2019, eleven months sober and every new day a victorious gift!
Mallory Michelle Meyer
Child of God
Travel Mashup Poetry using borrowed lines from Elizabeth Coatsworth
The mind, stiffened with routine, stretches, floats (“From Cadillac Mountain”)
Castles surrounded by turrets and moats
Vineyards resplendently writing each line
Praise Dionysus, Greek God of Wine!
Eiffel Tower welcoming World’s Fair fans
Gustave’s lattice monument proudly stands
Colosseum commemorating gladiators fought
Titus’s wild animals and humans slaught
Beefeaters guarding the queen’s royal jewels
Anticipant travelers’ daydreaming fuels
-Kim Johnson, using borrowed line from Elizabeth Coatsworth, as noted
Travel Mashup Poetry using lines from Robert Louis Stevenson
I should like to rise and go (“Travel”)
Planning started long ago
Day dawns beyond the Atlantic Sea (“The Sun Travels”)
Awaiting my tour group and me
Till at last the day begins (“Night and Day”)
And I’m at work – not with my friends
I have just to shut my eyes (“The Little Land”)
Three more weeks to Paradise!
-Kim Johnson, using borrowed lines from Robert Louis Stevenson, as noted