Thursday, August 19, 2010

Tales of an idle man



By Mory Keita

For many a century, I have plucked and pocked my nose,
Slept and visited place I did not visit or sleep at.
I have visited Caesar’s palace in Rome and sat at his dinner table.
I flew on a flying carpet to India and sat atop the Taj Mahal.
I have lived fairy tales and saved a princess from a evil dragon.
Then relaxing my muscles, I suddenly was transported in Egypt,
And felt in love with Cleopatra, fought with Mark Antoine and Caesar.
In short I have lived and traveled across the Milky Way in a hot bathtub,
And I have lived my life to the fullest like the great Ulysses.


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25 comments:

willow said...

Oh, the places I visit in a hot bath! The title is perfect for this piece, Mory. Nice Magpie.

Jingle said...

sizzling tale.

dana said...

I truly did not expect to be taken to far away places by you, only to end up where I started: in my bath. *applauding*

Helen said...

Your Magpie is inspiring me to reflect on the many cities and countries I have had that 'amazing soak' in.....

Sam Liu said...

One's own mind is fascinating thing, it can transport and transform, as can your marvellous and breathtaking poem. I agree with Willow, the title is excellent :)

Carrie Burtt said...

Mory this is absolutely perfect! You have captured the wonders that can emmerge from time to think and relax in the bath. Awesome writing!
:-)

Claudia said...

...traveled across the Milky Way in a hot bathtub..this is so cool!
i go and try if my bath tub be gamed for such a flight as well...smiles

kathew said...

ah bliss...to be soaking in a hot bath and traveling through words!

riikainfinityy.com said...

I flowing in the water right now XD Lol, this sounds so wrong >.<, beautiful tale and thank for sharing, it been great reading^^

Angie Muresan said...

Oh, I like this! I visit so many places myself while in a foamy bath.

www.angiemuresan.com

Marilyn said...

Oh I like this very much, places you have been transported to while you dream in a bath.

Neon Gypsy said...

i love this! beautiful words(:

Kristen Haskell said...

Wonderful tales indeed nothing like a hot bath, good book and a little imagination to transport us to the best of places.

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful place from which to travel!

Brian Miller said...

ha. a hot tub does have that transformative nature...and the ability to lull you to sleep so you can dream. nice mag!

my magpie

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful images Mory...keep flying in your tub and in your dreams....blessings...bkm

Vicki Lane said...

Your tub is better than a Tardis!

Patience said...

"Oh, the places you'll go..." in a bathtub...I like! great magpie.

Leviathan said...

"In short I have lived and traveled across the Milky Way in a hot bathtub,
And I have lived my life to the fullest like the great Ulysses."

Lol, sounds like a dreamer to me. Interesting poem, a depiction of a proverbial wanna-be-man.

RNSANE said...

I can travel the world in all sorts of places, including the bath, in the midst of a boring meeting, at church, etc. I've always had a great imagination...also, I've been fortunate to REALLY travel the world.


At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

kavisionz said...

I knoooowww.. a hot tub session can really take you places!! How relaxing!!

So very well said, Mory!!
Loved the excellent imagery!! I think I traveled all those places as I read this one... :)

~T~ said...

There is no frigate like a book,
Nor cruise ship like a tub.

Bon Voyage!

Mory said...

i am glad to see that you like it. i really did not put any effort in writing this, so i apologize to everyone who expected from me something better than this.

Caty said...

this is wonderful. The travels that come from an imagination or a book and a bathtub. Fun :)

Mory said...

thank you caty. i have had such a dream once.

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