Vacations


Vacations are one’s own time
To break free from routine and rise
Over the blue sea on a cruise.
Just lie down and sip some sweet lime.

Learn to ski or how rocks to climb;
Surf the seas; paraglide the skies.
Vacations are one’s own time
To break free from routine and rise.

Works of art and music sublime
Are balm for worn out ears and eyes.
Reading a book can make you wise.
Doing nothing also no crime.
Vacations are one’s own time


Related Post: Museum of Memories

This is my second attempt at rondel, a French poetry form posted at One Stop Poetry

39 comments:

Vibhuti B said...

Karthik,
Lucky few get to spend their vacation so!!!
Aaah you make me do some woshful thinking!!! :D

Vinay said...

I need a vacation, soon :P :) Wishful thinking here as well..!

Nicely done!

fiveloaf said...

haha kinda cute this one is.. my potluck.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/frozen-fears/

Raksha Bhat said...

'One's own time'..too hard to find these days:)I want some too!

The twenties girl said...

sweet!

lunawitch15 said...

if we allow ourselves! ;)

Jingle said...

elegant.
A++

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot for your comments, Vibuthi.Good to see you back on my blog, Vibuthi. Waiting to see you back on your blog too.

The Fool said...

Thanks for your comments, Vinay. Good to see you back here after such a long time. Shall catch up your post soon.

The Fool said...

@The twenties girl and Raksha Bhat - Thanks for visiting my blog once again. I also must congratulate you on winning blog junta poetry contest. Somehow I missed your posts. I shall check them out soon.

The Fool said...

@fiveloaf and lunawitch15 - Welcome to my blog and thanks for your comments. I shall check out your posts soon.

The Fool said...

Thanks, Jingle. I must thank you for running the site and relegiously visiting and encouraging all the participants.

Claudia said...

you got the form and structure right - very nice theme - holiday...hmmm...nice.. meter varies a bit - but that's fine - doesn't have to be iambic and doesn't have to be tetrameter.
the only rhymes i'm not sure if they work well are rise and cruise - all others are very good. but think it's ok to have the little variation for the sake of the cruise...smiles

Vinay said...

Hey Karthik, I'm late with the invite, probably only a few hours left this rally week, but if you can, join in @ http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.blogspot.com :) no theme or particular form necessary, share a poem, read 18 others and encourage the poetry as you always do..

Vinay said...

There are writers who share an old poem too, Karthik. You can share one you wrote previously also. You can even share this, and mention that it's also shared at Potluck in the comment at the site :D

Regds ur comment, I do write formaic, but yes, tend to lean toward haiku and free verse more, acrostics after that. :) Have a nice day!

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot for your feedback, Claudia. Going ahead I need to work more on my meter. Also finding suitable ryhmes becomes though when so many lines have to match.

Yousei Hime said...

Rondels are so tricky to write with a natural feel. Nice job. Thank you for your visit and comment at my blog. You're welcome there any time.

The Fool said...

Thanks for your comments Yousei. By the way I love the sound of your name. Hime sounds much more beautiful than the English princess. I started liking the word since I saw the movie Mononoke Hime.

Cynthia M said...

Sounds wonderful....I'm ready for a holiday! Well written :)

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot, Cynthia.

Buddha3074 said...

Excellent poem, makes me want to relax and let my mind wander!

Lynette Killam said...

Wonderful poem,Karthik! I love how the first line repeats on the last. And the whole piece has that lovely sense of freedom and possibility we feel when we're off the clock...

Lynette
Imagination Lane

The Fool said...

Thanks Buddha and Lynette.

@Lynette - I can't take credit for the first line repeating on the last for thats how a rondel is.

Rachel Hoyt said...

One's own time is a perfect description! We all need more of that.

JamieDedes said...

So tempting.

Well done ... Nice spin on theme.

Happy Potluck!

The Fool said...

Thanks a lot, Rachel and Jamie.

sajeevkmenon said...

Yes, vacations are a time to let go and relax:-)

The Fool said...

Thanks sajeevkmenon

Cynthia M said...

Sounds wonderful....I'm ready for a holiday! Well written :)

Yousei Hime said...

Rondels are so tricky to write with a natural feel. Nice job. Thank you for your visit and comment at my blog. You're welcome there any time.

lunawitch15 said...

if we allow ourselves! ;)

sajeevkmenon said...

Yes vacations are a time to let go, lay back and relax:-)

The Fool said...

Thanks, sajeev.

gautam maitra said...

Nice poem - enjoyed @no crime thoughts...that all idle time spenders feel often guilty of ....


BTW, would luv to know a few tips for reorganising my blog with linking various sections and articles. I am at a loss to find how to...Wud luv ur help

Happy new year

gautam maitra said...

like the poem. Esp "no crime" thoughts .

Happy new year.

BTW, can u help me with a few tips for organising my site with proper site map just you have so nicely done. I wish to segregate and give category wise link

Then how to put the link of a article as "Here" - the hyperlink ?

Any good thread .

The Fool said...

Thanks, Gautam. Glad you liked the poem and the blog layout. You can design this layout using page functionality to blogger. For the links you have a link button on your blog editor.You juts highlight a word on your page or blog post and click link. There you can enter your hyperlink

Aravind R Sankar said...

simple and captivating.

The Fool said...

Thanks Aravind.

Divenita said...

Simple. Rhymed too much at the end.

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