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Mind's kingdom............
by Karen Palumbo

Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Oh how I yearn for those days at the beach.....


                         Mind's kingdom..........


            Sun is shining brightly above,
temperature is warm, slight breeze moving in.
        Sailboat swaying tied to the moor,
          time to go out, prepare to begin.

        Open the window to look outside,
     take a deep breath, salty air is the best.
     If I want to have time for sailing today,
  better get ready and get out before the rest.

Need a few sandwiches, remember the drinks,
      take down the cooler, pack it with ice.
  Misplaced my hat, where are my sneakers,
       checking my gear not once but twice.

  Been a long time, summer slow in coming,
 will I remember all the steps it might take?
Poor sailboat has been sitting all winter long,
  sails look great, what repairs must I make?

       Untying the ropes, lifting the anchor,
      excitement fills the soul with a sense
                            of freedom.
            Once out to sea raise the sails,
  sit back, relax, enjoy your mind's kingdom.

   Hands over one side skimming the water,
as the sailboat journeys on skirting the shore.
  Before too long dolphins surround my boat,
        swimming alongside as if taking me
                             on a tour.

  They swam, jumped, clicked as they stayed,
     a few came real close, their heads I pet.
     With me and my sailboat all afternoon,
   a wonderful experience I will never forget.



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
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Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 8/27/2007
This is beautiful. So real, you had me right there with you. What a delightful day. Excellent. Liz
Reviewed by Dale Clark 8/10/2007
Sailing is oh so wonderful. Great Karen!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/9/2007
wonderful offering Karen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 8/9/2007
Wonderful n luck...BHUWAN!!
Reviewed by Anna M 8/9/2007
Refreshing & enjoyable to read. You express a sense of being right at home in the water. Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/8/2007
Few Thing's In Life To be Enjoyed...And They Don't Cost $$!

Reviewed by Barbara Smith 8/8/2007
Karen, your paint brush captured a lovely scene and I enjoyed the excitement of each line. I've only been sailing one time in my life and I did enjoy it. This is a delight to read...I like is a lot!!!
Reviewed by Roger Ochs 8/8/2007
All the best poets must go "down to the sea in ships". You're one of them.
Reviewed by George Thompson 8/8/2007
Great metaphors in this write that is definitely swaying readers--like me--to dream about being on the water where time stands still and it's peaceful.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/8/2007

You make me want to go with you: let's go!!!! Delightful.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/8/2007
Wonderfully light and happy poem; very well penned! BRAVA! Love the graphic!

(((HUGS))) and much love from Burleson, your fellow Texas friend, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/8/2007
sit back, relax, enjoy your mind's kingdom

The wonderful thing about wondrous memories such as these, is that we can sit back, relax, close our eyes, and truly enjoy them again.
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/8/2007
Such a light and happy poem. Thank you I needed this today!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/8/2007
Great write! It took me there.....M
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/7/2007
What a wonderful experience. Priceless! I can imagine the feeling of being one with nature.
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/7/2007
What a day at the beach!!
Petting dolphins
Swimming right up beside
What a treat
Thanks for the ride.
Reviewed by Lewis Findley (Reader) 8/7/2007
Everything a poem should be, Karen. "DBB"
Reviewed by Patricia Bankhead (Reader) 8/7/2007
Awesome! Captivating!
The picture and poem takes me away.
I love it!

Love and Hugs,
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 8/7/2007
What a day? Especiaily with the dolphins...
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 8/7/2007
wondefully captivating...I enjoyed it myself~smile
Powerful imageries within this treasured poetry...ahhh can smell that salty air now! Beautiful photography also Karen, glad you were able to enjoy the earthy treasures.

Blessings and enjoy,

Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 8/7/2007
ah, Karen...a beautiful trip on your sailboat, brings back so many wonderful times with my husband(he's with God-10yrs ago) and our speedboat...such a relaxing picture you have painting in words...Loved the reading, so soothing sweet Lady...Hugs, Peggy
Reviewed by Stan Grimes 8/7/2007
Poets such as you surely do enjoy their minds' kingdom. Great write!
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 8/7/2007
A sponge for beauty-love <Ted>
Reviewed by George Carroll 8/7/2007
Sounds great to me also.

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