Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bohemian Highway


I took the scenic route
 - home, the
straight and narrow sounded
far too restrictive for a Bohemian
upbringing - dead ends

and places of no return seem to hold the interest
of poetic minds and ex-Russian spies,

appreciating
both the warmer climate, and an un-
orthodox faith in rhubarb pie
and bratwurst on a
stick...

bkmackenzie
copyrighted 2011

posted for Jingle Poetry: Poetry Potluck Monday - Road ahead

33 comments:

  1. This title sucked me right in! Yes indeed, the bohemian way touches my soul. I always claim to be slightly hippy in soul and realized today that that is not it at all..I am gypsy in soul!

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  2. Finding the unfamiliar route and enjoying new experiences is truly a treat. Enjoyable poem.

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  3. poetic mind loves dead end,
    what a philosophy, my dear friend.

    cute and lovely take.
    thanks for sharing!

    A++

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  4. ..and ex-Russian spies. Have never eaten rhubarb pie after a spice bratwurst. Might have to give it a try. Fun take on the prompt.

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  5. The straight and narrow can be boring.
    That was a fun ride bkm.

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  6. Truly Bohemian idea

    Variety, adversity, adventure and vividness of thought can be a lot creative.

    Loved a lot.

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  7. And places of no return seem to hold the interest of poetic minds....certainly your work has always done that for me my dearest friend...just wonderful...been missing you!! oxox

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  8. mmm, pie. You always know how to drive the point home, bkm! Great sense of journey and adventure in this, I love it!

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  9. everyone has got this hippy happy soul in them and your poem just about said it right bkm! love it! here’s my new year potluck- http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/life/

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  10. "an un-
    orthodox faith in rhubarb pie" -

    is a wonderful line. Just perfect!

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  11. this is a very, very interesting poem. a beautiful piece.

    trisha
    mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

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  12. wow...this gave me a fair dribble and the word "bratwurst" is new to me. Well written.

    Bless!

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  13. oh there is too much to see on teh wandering way...smiles. it calls me as well...nicely done...

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  14. What an enchanting side trip; the rhubarb pie lingered with me.

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  15. This was wonderful. The unorthodox journeys always seem to net the most fascinating results...

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  16. A very engaging poem...thank you for sharing.

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  17. Hehehe, great images Barbara - Russian spies and rhubarb pies.

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  18. Sounds like an interesting trip! I've never tried bratwurst on a stick, but I pretty much like any kind of wurst - sounds messy though!

    (Psst! It should be "far TOO restrictive for a Bohemian")

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  19. The Bohemian Highway can take you almost anywhere. Loved the sense of freedom and whimsy here, bkm. And I too, have great faith in rhubarb pie. Thanks for the ride.

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  20. I absolutely adore the uniqueness of your poetry...

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  21. Excellent. I like it and the unusual images of the road ahead.

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  22. This is true to your wonderful writing....the scenic route...that is the way your words always take me....i love this Bkm! :-)

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  23. Oh yes. It is the little side trips that offer the spice. But rhubarb pie and bratwurst? Surely not together!

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  24. Always take the scenic route..that's where we can learn a few things..clever fun!

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  25. Barb,
    Boho, I love it!
    Truly relaxed piece and I love bratwurst.
    Pamela

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  26. "poetic minds and ex-Russian spies" Natasha? Is that you? ;) This was a fun trip along the scenic route, something we all need to do more often.

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  27. I like the way you divided un- orthodox, and I too like 'the long and winding road' as opposed to the 'straight and narrow' :o)

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  28. Love your poem and the whole layout of your blog, and the pictures.

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  29. glad to see your work read by so many...
    please return favors if you can...

    Thanks for the lovely participation, Happy Tuesday!

    Potluck Week 17 Treat/Awards 4 You, Enjoy!

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  30. Interesting and twisting write-- not a bad wine either :-)

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  31. your style is so unique. nostalgic and warm. i adore this piece. so happy i read.
    Happy Potluck!
    Kellie

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  32. Aaahh.. my my my !! You have such a unique and awesome way with words, bkm... I felt like I was riding mountains, and devouring goodies, and soaking in the freshness, and loving it all!!!
    Really! A lovely poem..
    Best Regards..

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