Poem from Hanoi

We have started writing poems in the places that we are visiting, for a bit of fun. The technique is to find somewhere to sit, or find ourselves sitting somewhere, write one line and pass it over to Nikki to write the next, then she passes back to me for another line, and so on. This is our first one, written in three parts of Hanoi.

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Still

Endless rings the silence sings
To ever moving city streets,
Slow calm carried along,
We lay back in the hectic throng,
And look down at our flip-flops
Resting on the patterned tiles.
The warmth on the neck
Heating our heads,
Tranquil as the footsteps pass.

I need a bridge to cross, to get me there –
A crossroads where we drink fresh beer,
Slow calm carried along,
We lay back in the hectic throng,
Look up to watch the world go by,
A different place a different style.
I may sit for a while
Watching lives go by on wheels,
Carrying sugar, candy, flowers and deals.

A tower hangs above the park,
Butterflies dancing by the lake,
Like falling leaves that elevate,
Slow calm carried along,
We lay back to hear bird song.
I will return to this place
Of busy streets relentless pace.
Oh my!
This bridge we crossed to soothing space.

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3 thoughts on “Poem from Hanoi

    1. Hi Mike, I just wondered if you has heard from Pat and Nikki recently and that they are ok. Its been a while since they posted on the blog. I was a customer of Pat’s when he worked at St.Ives.

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