Memorable Places

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – April Day 20
“Say the names of the places you love”  (posted by Sherry Blue Sky)

“Our challenge is to write a poem in the spirit of “Say the Names”. What are the names of the places that live in your heart: their mountains, their rivers, their lakes or ocean shore, the small towns, the deserts, the city streets?

Sing us a song of those places, those names. Let’s sing out the places we love. I can’t wait to read your love poems to the places in your heart.”

Montauk, Montauk
I remember
when you were merely
a sleepy fishing village.

Cape May, Cape May
Gingerbread houses
pastel your shore.

Savannah, Savannah
A siren’s name
wrapped in pralines.

My love song ends with
Venice, Venice
where I bid you
from a moonlit gondola.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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9 Responses to Memorable Places

  1. ash says:

    I love this! Especially the third stanza. That was so gorgeous and creative.


  2. Sherry says:

    So lovely, Sara. Tofino was a sleepy fishing village too, until the blockades of 1993 brought world attention. Loved your poem, kiddo.^


  3. Jim says:

    I’m impressed, Sarah. Knowing of these places is great, but being there. Were you? Venice is the most common, I’ve been there twice. We really liked it a lot.


  4. Jim says:

    I’ve had Antarctica on my bucket list, to touch the South Pole but finally took it off as being impractical. We are watching now a an explorer group at Antarctica on the Travel Channel.


  5. from sleepy fishing village to moonlit gondola – thanks for the beautiful journey!


  6. kanzensakura says:

    Lovely places all of them. I lived on Long Island for several years and fell in live with Montauk. I especially love Savannah, wrapped in a pralines smiles…perfect!


  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Sooo beautiful!😍 I love “Savannah, Savannah. A siren’s name wrapped in pralines.”💜


  8. Oh, Venice, beloved Venice!!! Now you’re talking!


  9. A journey through place names that evoke so much.


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