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
Needed a ticket to ride
Then views from the sky
Next to Westminster Station
Tube to home, had walked two miles
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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.
Labels: Carpe Diem, Family, KP, London, Poem, Tanka, Travel