Poetic Thursday: The Gondola Ride

Another Thursday, and that means poetry with Pam and her boys, Teddy and Angel Sammy at Two Spoiled Cats.

Pam provided us with a cute picture for this week’s inspiration. (Love the gondolier’s expression.)

This is the poem I wrote:

The Gondola Ride

The gondolier continues to paddle along,
but no longer serenades them with a song.

It’s been 60 years since these two said “I do”;
he’d do it again, and she would, too.

To celebrate they booked this ride,
still happy to be by each other’s side.

The gentle motion, the gondolier’s song,
and the urge to nap became just too strong.

This photo snapped by a person nearby:
a small souvenir they didn’t have to buy.

It’s just another memory in this sweet life
they spend together as husband and wife.

In February of 2012, during the week of our 10th anniversary, Motor Man and I, along with our friends, Bev and Bill, went on a week’s vacation in California. On the day of our anniversary, we took a gondola ride around Balboa.

Our gondolier, Greg, was great…

and as you can see…

…we didn’t fall asleep.

~These Days Of Mine~


6 responses to “Poetic Thursday: The Gondola Ride

  1. Adorable poem for this week’s photo AND what a fun memory you have of your 10th anniversary “gondola ride” in California. I know you won’t ever forget it – just as to this day, David and I STILL talk about our gondola ride 30 years ago.


  2. Great lyrical visual expression, followed by virtual visual of your own gondola adventure!
    Is there anything you can’t do?
    Seriously, tackling poetry, and successfully…..incredible!!
    Impressed by your fearlessness!

  3. Too cute!! Both your sweet poetry and the photos of you and MM! ❤

  4. Another fantastic poem on TheseDays ! I really like how you opened your verse with the gondolier and not the sleeping couple ; )

  5. Loved this! The poem rocks and your story too💗Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday. Stay Safe Healthy and Yourselfie🙏🐾😽💞

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I loved how you made this couple come alive in your poem. Thanks for sharing your pictures so good.

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