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I’ll admit it – I am head over heels in love with Portland! Every time I step out my door and onto her streets, the love affair is renewed. This morning was a tease of blue skies, just a whisper of a breeze, along with coffee and an oh so delicious pastry at a nearby boulangerie (just a fancy word for a bakery that delights the wordsmith in me). And on the way home, a poem jumps up and down inside of me until I find pen and paper.

The Capricious City

 

She calls to me

A siren song

The temptress

“Come to me”

Is there a place for me to stay?

“There is room for all in my heart”

What will I find?

“I give you a feast of freedom to be yourself

A song of unbridled passion

A dance of misplaced steps”

 

Then her wry sense of humor is exposed

As I walk her streets

I spy

A tiny pink car on three wheels

Men in tights on bikes

Doll parts in the window

Interesting and disturbing

All in the same breath

 

Still, I accept her invitation

And nestle in her sweet bosom

As she sings me

Lullabies

From her rose-shaped heart

 

 

 

 

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Comments on: "Another love poem to my precious Portland" (6)

  1. fivereflections said:

    we lived in Salem for a few months – i like the view of the mountain from Salem and Portland.

  2. Hi, just wanted to let you know I gave you the Liebster Award on my blog, thank you for sharing your insite with the world,xoxo.

  3. I love Portland, Eugene, Mount Hood. Always a fresh, open feeling to the places and the people.

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