Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shedding the Shackles

From dreariness of daily grind
leaving cares and woes behind
soaring like birds on magic wings
flying to new and wond'rous things

Round Gulf St.Vincent in chariot fair
300 miles swept away without care
on reaching the tip of Peninsular foot
the sea was lapping right up to our boot

Breathing delighted the humid air
forgetting the drought that led to despair
dear friends, great food and a glass or two
bring forgetful sleep to a dawn brand new.

Dear bloggy friends, forgive my shunning of your
cups of tea, 'twas not mere caprice that led me astray,
holiday settlements in the more remote regions do not
cater for guest internet.
I will do my best to catch up on all your doings ASAP!


  1. Lovely photographs both the seagull and the moon (or sun)?
    Had a nice wander in your woods too. Hope you had a good break and are now ready to pick up the reins again.

  2. Don't worry about us...glad you had a holiday:) Thanks for the beautiful photos & words!

  3. Arija dear,.. do not worry about not having internet,.. your description of your lovely vacation is wonderful. Focus on relaxing and enjoying,... anything else can wait! I really enjoyed your verse.

  4. I love the way you express yourself. If it were me I would have just said, I was very busy. The way you say it sounds so much more beautiful but then again eveything you do is beautiful.

  5. Great photographs and the poem is wonderful, no need for apologies! It's nice to get "unplugged" sometimes.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. All your post are always beautiful, Arija. Wonderful poem too. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  7. Glad to hear that you are 'getting away from it all' and spreading your wings. I am looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

  8. I always wonder what bird in flight think, or do they think? Well maybe not, Beautiful capture of both photos

  9. Holidays are so much more important than internets!! And that seagull seemed to fly right out of the screen and around my room!! Beautiful!

  10. Enjoy your time away...just like we are enjoying your photos!

  11. That's beautiful Arija..I wanted to let you know that Benji returned to the pond and I have post of him...

  12. Beautiful soaring gull - they make it look so easy, don't they!

  13. Good for you to get away,
    We all should be allowed to play.

  14. I am enjoy your beautiful photos as your words and take some time for yourself... do not worry about the blogs!

    Hugs and kisses♥

  15. Exquiste photos as always and beautiful words to go with them. I hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  16. Hallo Arija,thank you for your visit to Vienna and your nice comment! I'm happy you had a holiday! Hugs Maria

  17. What a great way to shed the shackles! Sometimes we need well deserved time off to reinvigorate ourselves. Enjoy!


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