On Tour in Thailand

Twisting on paths these mythic
Elephants go, padding through jungles
Misty from centuries
Of rain and rites.

Sitting and watching. Sitting
And watching. The gentle move
Of time, frenzied and sublime –
Hills in fog seen from the backs
Of speeding vans.

Posted as part of DVerse Open Link Night

13 thoughts on “On Tour in Thailand

  1. Glenn Buttkus September 17, 2015 / 10:25 pm

    Like some of your other work, this piece has a tremendous sense of place; all that fog & mist, humidity filling the air with sticky orders of ferns, flowers & monkey crap; birdsong competing with the motors of vans; nice atmosphere.


  2. ihatepoetry September 17, 2015 / 10:52 pm

    Excellent – I liked the imagery and how you wrapped this up.


  3. Grace September 17, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    Nice, I like the tour in Thailand ~


  4. kanzensakura September 18, 2015 / 1:25 am

    I have always wanted to do the elephant ride in Thailand – to feel such incredible creatures right under my hands. I like this tour of Thailand.


  5. Bodhirose September 18, 2015 / 2:10 am

    Beautifully executed, I love those majestic, mythic animals…intelligent and sensitive. And then there’s watching the hills from the backs of speeding vans…such a strong contrast.


  6. Abhra September 18, 2015 / 6:37 am

    You speak of a lot of natural elements through brevity – wonderful write. It reminds me of a safari where I met an wild elephant….alone from the herd …


  7. othermary September 18, 2015 / 10:49 am

    I love the sounds and cadence of this. Really well done – kudos.


  8. Kathy Reed September 20, 2015 / 12:59 am

    I felt as if I were there….the van suggest one is never that far from hustle and bustle.


  9. Kathy Reed September 20, 2015 / 1:00 am

    I felt I was right there..then the van…we are never far from hustle and bustle..Nice.


  10. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) October 12, 2015 / 4:30 am

    Lovely picture you paint, in detail.


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