Tuesday, July 4, 2006

One Deep Breath-Journey

'Cross the pond
verdant hills, ancient stones
remarkable experience
In May 2005, I traveled to England for the first time. I fell in love with the green hills and valleys, and was moved by the ancient villages, churches, and stone circles. Although we celebrate America's 230th birthday today, this journey reminded me that, historically speaking, our country is still just a toddler!


Blogger deirdre said...

I love England too. I was there in '01 for too short a time and would go back in a heartbeat. A few days in London would be heaven.

Blogger jzr said...

You went, you saw, you fell in love! Just wait till you see France!

Blogger Cate said...

Oh, your haiku gives me wanderlust! What a lovely tribute to England and an insightful reminder about how "young" we really are!

Blogger Alexandra G said...

Beautiful haiku! We are such a young country grown atop a much older, often wiser civilization-too bad we have squished them onto reservations. We could use some authentic, truly peace driven wisdom these days. I wish every American could travel abroad to expand their perspective and to see how much we truly have to learn AND be grateful for.

Blogger Madeleine said...

I was born in England, moved abroad for a few years as a child and only really appreciated it when I came back.
England does have so much historically to offer. Let's hope we don't lose it.
Come back and I'll show you some amazing pots here I live.
You will love France, though. Another fantastic experience.
Lovely Haiku. I must try one, someday.

Blogger Star said...

Beautiful haiku allowing you to reminisce. Sounds to me like you'd better get those travel shoes on.

Blogger mikim said...

Wonderful Haiku and image! Happy Independence Day!

Blogger AnnieElf said...

Hi Becca. The landscape is so beautiful and the words are a perfect fit.

Blogger Tammy said...

I love "cross the pond" expression:) We are just toddlers compared to England. I'm glad you got to take it all in :) Lovely

Blogger paris parfait said...

Beautiful photo and poem! I love England too - so many things to discover there. I am always happy to visit and soon I'll be back in London.

Blogger madretz said...

It looks so beautiful there...I've never been but will one day!
We are mere toddlers.


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