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‘Planes land and take off –
With millions of stories ~
Bringing people home. 

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Pittosporum buds –

And others, ready to go ~

I miss them, this year.

Simple seaside stroll –
Sundown on the Pacific ~
Very far from home.

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First time in a life –
Will be seeing two seasons ~
Within the same day.

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Travel far and wide –
Always knowing where you’re from ~
E’er changing Dublin.

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Dead escalator –
Still feels like it is moving ~
Past time to go home.

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Berlin

Friendly Berliner –
On the U-Bahn ~ gives the nod:
Our stop for the Zoo.

London

Big statements abound –
Muscular architecture –
Echoes of Empire.

Paris

…and return again –
Enjoy grazing through the streets –
Foie Gras white wine brunch.

Riga

Markets in hangers –
That once housed big zeppelins ~
Many worlds since then.

Vienna

Viennese manners –
Pianist plays ‘Danny Boy’ –
For us, at least thrice.

Corfu

In Sisi’s garden –
Unsure about Achilles –
Mystery of Greece.

Tallinn

A pleasant aspect –
Neo-Hanseatic hub –
Remember Narva…

Lisbon

Little limestone blocks –
Carefully shaped, white paving –
Grander than an arch.

Copenhagen

Christiania –
Bikes of sensible design –
The Children up front.

Stockholm

The most shocking news:
A pond with some dumped plastic –
Evening headlines.

Venice

The mad tourist crowd –
Buzzing on the Rialto –
My wife is asleep.

*Dublin*

Morning sun on trees –
Yellow, brown leaves ~ tiny flies –
Take their time, also.

Winter Dublin Sun –
Brass Monkey weather, again ~
Mischief in the air…

Spring-feel of the place –
Low bright Sun, red bricks ~ Her light –
Cold-warmth of the place.

By the Grand Canal –
Birdsong, less sweet humansong ~
Very salty chips.

Little crucible:
An offering to the gods ~
Mountains, city, coast.

Project Ends. Twelve Months of Thematic Poetry – March 2011 – February 2012. ©Duncan Cleary. Thanks for watching.

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Grateful acceptance of Perfect Poets Award for week 64 of Thursday Poets Rally.

http://promisingpoetsparkinglot.blogspot.com/2012/04/thursday-poets-rally-week-64-perfect.html”>

I wish to nominate James Meredith for the next award:

http://jamesmeredith.wordpress.com/

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