Places I love

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Feel the ocean kiss your feet;
Rejoice – when close kindred meet.
A day or two at Hawkesbay beach;
Far beyond the city’s reach.
I caught the bus – read news on the way;
Finally arrive – Butlers chocolate cafe.
The delicious aroma took my breath away.
A streak of gold in skies above;
Saying the names of places I love.

The evening sky is growing dark;
Come stroll along Bin Qasim park.
Upon the grass we lie for hours;
Glance above on meteor showers.
Choose the stairs that mount above;
Saying the names of places I love.

 

 

Photo Credits: www.lovethispic.com

Form: Rondeau

Posted on Midweek Motif @ Poets United

Posted on Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Mary says:

    There is indeed a ‘romance’ to the both persons & places one loves, and your poem shows that so very well. But now I am wondering just where in the world is Hawkesbay Beach and Bin Qasin Park?

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

      PS: Bin Qasim Park and Hawkesbay beach are both in Karachi. The park is located in the suburb of the city and is Karachi’s largest urban park, covering 130 acres and visited by over 10 million people each year. The beach is situated 20 km Southwest of Karachi. And the cafe can be found at a number of places in the city, but I love going to the cafe at Dolmen Mall 🙂

      1. Mary says:

        Thanks, Sanaa! I appreciate these details.

        1. adashofsunny says:

          You’re most welcome 🙂

  2. Old Egg says:

    Your poem reflected your relaxed comfortable feeling for your neighborhood. There is always one cafe where you feel right at home isn’t there?

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: Yeah there sure is 😀

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Today also I’ve come to your blog through your G+ page Sanaa.
    The poem is lovely with the names of beautiful places. I really loved the rhythm here. Now I would love to visit that vast park. Hope you are enjoying the lovely places now that you are there…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  4. L. Moon says:

    There is something so wonderful about that place that claims our hearts. You have written a beautiful verse about the place that knows you well.
    Glad you are having a wonderful visit
    Much love
    🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Leslie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  5. Jae Rose says:

    What a magical piece – made in more enchanting by those place names – sounds most delightful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.
      xoxo

  6. Sigh. And as I read I was there with you………am so happy you are enjoying those favourite places right now…….how perfect! As always, you treat us to a beautiful banner photo! Thanks for taking the time to write to the prompt when you are on holidays.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

      PS: I wouldn’t have missed your prompt for the world!

  7. blogoratti says:

    A wonderful and intense piece that truly captivates. Thanks for sharing and do enjoy the week!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Blogoratti,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  8. gillena says:

    luv the easy breezy rhyming mood as you name your places

    have a good Wednesday

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  9. A very delightful poem Sanaa. I could almost picture the lovely places as I was reading the poem. And I love beaches too much.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Purba,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  10. Myrna says:

    Sanaa, this is a beautiful poem. I felt happy reading though I don’t know the places you speak of. Still, that chocolate cafe sounds wonderful!!! I hope you’re having fun in Karahi. Your poem was fun to read.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Myrna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  11. Oh, this is so soothing and peaceful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  12. Mama Zen says:

    Beautiful work with the form!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mama Zen,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.
      xoxo

  13. Claire says:

    You’ve used the prompt here as such a lovely, gentle refrain here. So contemplative. Beautiful.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Claire,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  14. G L Meisner says:

    Fantastic poem. I enjoyed this walk to your favorite places.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr Meisner,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  15. panchali says:

    Exquisite….I would love to stay under that romantic sky, Sanaa. Beautiful lines… 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  16. I’m curious, where is this poem taking place?

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Matthew,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: In Karachi 🙂

  17. Magical and musical!! A beautiful poem!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hannah,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  18. kaykuala h says:

    Done very well with the prompt Sanaa! It’s a beautiful place!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a nice weekend.

  19. vandana says:

    So beautiful, would stay forever here with the love of my life……………………

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a nice week ahead.
      xoxo

  20. Jim says:

    I think it is unique to humans, having places we like. Of course all that breath like where we eat and sleep, those don’t count unless it is a special place. Childhood and early romantic encounter places are high on most’s lists.
    ..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jim,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  21. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I do love a poem that evokes a specific place, and Bin Qasim sounds romantic. Also, it is always an added extra of visiting your blog to admire your header pictures.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  22. Just as beautiful on second reading, Sanaa. Lovely.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  23. Bjorn says:

    What a fantastic place… what a place where you can spend the time with someone, or just feel the waves… wonderful

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. This was a wonderful travelogue. I wanted to be there!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Moskowitz,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  25. Nicholas V. says:

    Lovely, Sanaa. There is a serene and restful mood expressed in your lines…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Nicholas,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. Rommy says:

    Really pretty reminder of the joy that can be found in sharing a simple item with someone you care for.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Rommy,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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