Saturday, May 28, 2016

872 - Happy-Go-Lucky

Three Word Wednesday requires participants
to use the three words of the week in a composition.
The words this week are: Happy-go-lucky, ignorant and joyous.


We travel not for trafficking alone:
By hotter winds our fiery hearts are fanned:
For lust of knowing what should not be known
We make the Golden Journey to Samarkand.
- James Elroy Flecker.

Holidays?  Where are you going?
[pause] Do you mean Pakistan?
No.  Uzbekistan.  
Oh.  Why?
It's time.
Alexander the Great went there,
Genghis Khan went there,
Marco Polo went there,
They have no excuses
If they are not prepared 
For a visit from me.

People are ignorant
Sheltered from the outside world,
Ignorance is fear.

An inner conflict:
Climate change is very real
But travel is too.

In a heating world
Flying is a moral question
But camels are slow.

Taste other cuisines
Rub against ancient cultures
Spread understanding

See joyous people
From all corners of the world
One large family.

And so we go.

Bags packed.  Taxi booked.

A long way from the caravans of old.

But close, too.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2016

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  1. AnonymousMay 29, 2016

    We are expecting a photo of you on a camel in a turban to be put on this blog when you return.Try not create any international incidents.Have fun...and play nicely !

  2. Have a wonderful, wonderful time. And take phtos. Please.


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