Tuesday, 11 September 2007

Writers Island - An Imaginary Life

Poetry Thursday has folded and there is now a new place to express poetry and writing. Welcome to Writers Island
An Imaginary Life

On a tropical hill a white walled house with a red roof watches the ocean like an old sailor home on leave. A veranda wrapped around the outside is where I sit, fanning my glistening body in the purple shade, while transparent geckoes dart, snaring lazy mosquitos.

Sweet juice from fragrant market fruit plucked from a woven basket drips down my chin. A beaded curtain clicketty clacks as the breeze grows strong, then drops away to nothing. A pungent garden spills vibrant flowers onto the soft ground below. A distant shush and roar floods my ears as waves relentlessly wash back and forth.

Moist air weighs heavy on this island. Bare feet find a track worn to shabby patches of rich, red earth, leading to hot white sand. The reflection of glittering water pierces through the blue sky glare . Salty spray spritz's my hot face and a faded, striped hammock swings and beckons. It knows I never refuse.

24 comments:

  1. Oh! I wish I had this imaginary life! It's far better than any I could have imagined. Nicely done!

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  2. What a wonderful life that would be! I really enjoyed reading this piece Patti... ;)

    "Bare feet find a track worn to shabby patches of rich, red earth, leading to hot white sand."

    Great image!

    Thank you for visiting Writers Island. I hope you can walk its beaches every Tuesday...

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  3. This was a real delight for the senses - the taste of the fruit, the clickety clack of the curtain, the feel of the breeze... I love your imagery.

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  4. Your imaginery life sounds delicious! I want to visit, please! I'll bring the margaritas.

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  5. I want to come and visit that place....

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  6. It seems to be a blissful life. How I wish for it!

    Great imagery!

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  7. Sigh...how divinve this sounds :)

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  8. oops... there's already quite a few people angling for invitations... might get a bit crowded. I was going to suggest that I come visit, but maybe another time! This sounds absolutely idyllic.

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  9. Perfect beach scene...I can taste salt on my lips.

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  10. Ooooo where can I make a booking please, it's a beautiful place!

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  11. Oh, to be on a sister hammock. Clink! To life on the island.

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  12. All your words are so rich and pregnant with oh such potential for slipping into their reality... But I love that last line... It knows I never refuse... thank you!

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  13. You brought me back to my beloved Kauai. Wonderful!

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  14. I want to be there, too! What a marvelous description!

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  15. I'll join the group here gladly; your words make a tropical paradise come alive, Patti!

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  16. Nnnnnnice!
    When the going gets tough, I travel off to a place much like this. Thanks for putting it into words!

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  17. This is like a mini-vacation!

    Thanks for your nice comments today.

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  18. Sounds like paradise to me! you painted a beautiful picture.

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  19. how many hammocks are there? (This was a beautiful description!)

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  20. Hi Patti! I loved every delicious detail and image in this -- pure soul food!
    :)

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  21. Just Wonderful Patti, so evocative, I too loved the last line!

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  22. I can see it in my minds eye. Your descriptions are beautiful.

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