Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"Walking the Thames" -- a Kikôbun (travel journal with Poem) -- Carpe Diem

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Walking the Thames . . . . . .
 
Mrs. Jim, our Grand-daughter KP, and I
walked the Thames from Vauxhall to the
London Eye.  Mrs. Jim and I love to walk
the rivers. The River Seine in Paris and
the Thames in London are our favorites.
 
On this day KP did some of her walking the
tops of the walls lining the sidewalk.  That
wasn't super easy and oft times she would
have to get down and portage, go around.
 
Today she met the dark
Under Westminster Bridge
Scary trolls beneath
Safe above, Grandpa below
He fought off the trolls for her



 

 
Reached destination 
Needed a ticket to ride 
Then views from the sky
 Next to Westminster Station
Tube to home, had walked two miles
 k


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Photo and Poem Copyright, ©  2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

(Maps are "Print Screen" captures I made of Google Maps)

Today I'm linking with 
Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #40 "Kikobun" by Hamish Managua Gunn (link)
 
What's a Kikobun?  "The Japanese literary travel journal (kikôbun) has been closely related to poetry. It characteristically weaves poems and the introductory narratives in a sequential order."  I used two tanka verses to complete with poetry.
 
Note:  On the upper map, Vauxhall is at the bottom with the London Eye at the top, both bordering the Thames River.  The top picture was taken from KP's flat looking South along the Thames.  Our journey would be North.  Walking up was 1.3 miles, 0.3 miles walking around the site, and another 0.4 miles to the Tube Station at Westminster for our ride back to Vauxhall.

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9 Comments:

At Tuesday, December 30, 2014 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Mama Zen said...

This (and she) is adorable!

 
At Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:48:00 AM, Blogger Björn Rudberg said...

What a sweet walk to do. Rivers and shores are excellent places to walk.

 
At Wednesday, December 31, 2014 1:48:00 AM, OpenID blogitorloseit.com said...

Very sweet :)

 
At Wednesday, December 31, 2014 7:04:00 PM, Blogger Kristjaan Panneman said...

A beautiful kikobun Jim ...

 
At Thursday, January 01, 2015 3:49:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

KP looks very lovely in red, Dr & Mrs Jim :)

 
At Thursday, January 01, 2015 9:55:00 AM, Blogger PirateGunn said...

Beautifully presented, and wonderful style. Reads effortlessly, like a jaunt. Enjoyed it very much, an enthusiastic piece.

 
At Thursday, January 01, 2015 11:33:00 AM, Blogger EG CameraGirl said...

I wish you all the best in 2015!

 
At Thursday, January 01, 2015 7:14:00 PM, Blogger Cheryl-Lynn Roberts said...

Aw, what a lovely journey!! GrandPa fought the trolls and everyone was happy:) I realize the brief trip years ago in London, I have so much to see walking...how scared of getting lost in my 20's and would relish the adventure now. Nicely written and love the photos!!

 
At Friday, January 02, 2015 1:25:00 AM, Blogger Georgia Koch said...

Wonderful trip ... I enjoyed myself very much!

 

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