Sunday, 3 October 2021

No wrong road


Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home. ~ Matsuo Basho. 



A yellow cab’s parked at the crossing, it glows

like a bedraggled moon under the nightskin,

the real one’s greyed out by unseasonal clouds.

The flamboyant’s where it was, the mosquitos

thin, maybe because the virus has stepped in -

your perspective’s changed, maybe your thinking’s flawed.

 

Sometimes a different moon. And always the road

equals home. Gubi’s eight thousand km from

here, Mahooz is nearly four, about halfway

in between. The world’s as long as it’s broad

and everywhere there’s a peg, a track, a crumb.

Maybe home’s the end of a different pathway.


14 comments:

  1. Journeys NEVER feel like home to me.
    Perhaps it is time to shift my perspective. Again.

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    1. A shift in perspective is as good as a holiday! :)

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  2. Hari OM
    As one with a gypsie's heart, I definitely have felt restless to be on a journey once more... and home is where the heart is... YAM xx

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    1. Yep, gypsy hearted here as well, home is anywhere the heart is... <3

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  3. Indeed - I love a good journey, but I have my roots in my home and my own bed. The maybe can not be permanent for me.
    Great poem to make us think!

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    1. Maybe is not a good place to be on a long term basis...gives one wrinkles in all the wrong places!

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  4. Prefer home to the journey, that's for sure.

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  5. Home is definitely where the heart is, but I do love the journey. Lovely thoughts, Nila.

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    1. Thanks Denise! I love the journeys too...towards and away both.

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  6. I need a new adventure. Looking to home to provide it! Writing is where I'll find it!

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    1. Yup, home is an adventure too, and so is writing. Have fun on the next one!

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  7. Hi Nila - so well put and in this day and age - our journeys are unknown. Life has changed that's for sure ... I'm glad I've done my journeying and been lucky enough to have experienced many areas and appreciate about 100 years of life - my parent's time on earth - with my own evaluation and thoughts - though in fact that goes back probably another 100+ years as some of both family's history is there for me to learn about. Thanks for this - interesting times certainly ... with thoughts to you too - cheers Hilary

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    1. You express the experience of collective family history so well, Hilary! All times, good bad indifferent are an opportunity to learn and grow at least that's the way I feel. Have a wonderful week.

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