Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Courtyard Poem

What do you do when you have checked out of a hotel two thousand miles away from home and you have a couple hours to fill before the start of an exciting day? Your husband has taken the rental car to make business calls so you must rely on a taxi to take you to your next destination...in a few hours. 

I was sitting in the courtyard while on vacation at the Ayres Hotel in Manhattan Beach, in Southern California. I didn't want to go back to my room because our bags were all packed and in the car. I was ready to go but it wasn't time to call the cab just yet. I wanted to sit in the courtyard but I needed to find a way to relax and occupy my time. I decided to write a poem!

The table all metal with filagree

Holds my hat, my purse, and my hot tea.

The flowing fountain gives a soothing sound

While the birds are chirping all around.

A rusted lantern hangs from a tree;

The ferns are as green as green can be.

Statues on posts flank the railing above

And draw my eyes to the miraculous shade of blue that I love.

The sky, oh the sky, what can I say!

It's gonna be another beautiful day.

The arches with swags and tassels inside

Bring me back to the fact that I need a ride.

As simple and goofy as the poem might seem, it was a really enjoyable experience for me. Perhaps some of the rhymes were inspired by my grandson's Dr. Seuss birthday party. What a beautiful place to sit, relax and be creative! When is the last time you wrote a poem?


  1. You did good! Lonnnng time since I wrote (or tried) to write a poem.:)
    Enjoy your evening.

  2. You must have felt inspired while having your tea Patty. I like your pictures and your poem. xoxo,Susie

  3. Very good, l only wrote one poem in my life, I must write another one someday.

  4. Fun! I like it. :-)
    It has been a few months since I wrote a poem.I should do it more often. :-)

  5. I love that you wrote a poem.

    I like to try my hand at poems in my journals or doodle book, but I don't show anyone.

  6. You are just simply so creative Patty! What a worthwhile outlet for your creative juices! Love it!

  7. Hello from Spain: I like your poem. Great!. Very inspiring. Great patio. Many years ago I have not written a poem. Keep in touch


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