Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Venice from the Balcony~ Travelin' Tuesday


The slanting light, the sound of boat waves 
stroking every fine palace's doorstep,
the color of sunburnt ochre everywhere  
puts the mind aligned with

* dark, musty churches charged with the heady, 
ancient breath of incense
* curtains of wisteria softly calling with sweetness 
on warm breezes 
* thick, salty air that covers every surface with a sheen 
of slightly sticky 
* the promise of edible ribbons coated with local mountain herbs, 
soft cheeses and golden oil 
*evenings sprinkled with anise-kissed sambuca
* sweet, buttery pastries and thick coffee with whole cream
* a view that has lasted centuries. 

(If you haven't read Marlena de Blasi's 
and you're a fan of the city, the smells, the food and love,
you owe it to yourself! For an excerpt, click here.)


(Photograph copyright: Kirsten Steen)



2 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

KIRSTEN!!!!!

I hope to HEAVEN THAT ONE DAY I can go to this iconic and wonderful place. I had to pinch myself often when I found myself on the Italian and French Rivieras 10 years ago!

Thank you for visiting my dear! I am on spring break and I am loving the rest. Best to you! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

BONJOUR MA BELLE!

Thank you sweet Kirsten for visiting me yesterday. I hope your Easter was a lovely time to reflect on what is important to you. BLESSINGS IN YOUR HEART MY DEAR! Anita