Up, up and away

photo of the jet stream from our balcony on March 5, 2022

in our golden years

dreams of travel to and fro

yet, nowhere to go

#TankaTuesday Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 251, #ShareYourDay

-Eugi

featured image – my own

About Eugenia

“Sometimes, the most meaningful messages are shared through the fewest words.” - Julie B. Campbell
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38 Comments

  1. One day soon perhaps it’ll be safe to travel.

  2. Yes, I hope so Sadje. We don’t fly anymore but I see road trips in our future. 😉

  3. D.L. Finn, Author

    I hope the days carefree travel becomes a reality again. Although, I’m liking flying less and less…

  4. Can you not hike anywhere?

  5. What a great photo and using the jet stream is brilliant! I love your senryu… I’m with you. I’m not flying any more. LOL! <3

  6. Beautiful, happy and content with each other 💜💜

  7. Too true!

  8. Aw, such a sad poem, Eugenia! I started venturing out locally this year. I still don’t feel comfortable leaving the country, but I know I will do so one day. I hope you will as well. 🙂

    • We venture out locally, as well, but our days of flying are over. Back in the day, I enjoyed flying but it has changed so much and not for the better, IMO.

  9. Every age group has lost time from their lives due to Covid 19. Retired people who looked forward to travel in retirement and time with their grandchildren, children who endured remote learning, people who worked from home…women who could not return to work because they lacked child care, marriages postponed…You captured a sense of that lost time in your poem, Eugi! <3

  10. So poignant

  11. A lovely, evocative poem, Eugi 💕🙂

  12. So much said in a few words.

  13. Beautifully and poignantly versed musings for our times ❤

  14. Hope you find some place to go, this pandemic destroyed many trips, but little by little travelling is getting safe again.

    • We are an hour away (driving) from our favorite place to visit. It’s safe to go there now so we are planning our trip.😉

  15. Oh one day soon Eugi..i pray

  16. Purrfection Miss Eugi!!!
    That iss xactlee how BellaSita Mum feelss…..
    purrss BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum

  17. Gwen M. Plano

    Lovely, Eugenia. I so hope travel becomes a possiblity for all of us — soon. 💗

  18. awwww…. I hope you guys get to travel soon, Eugi…. it seems like things are getting better globally in regards to COVID, no?

    ~David

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