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  The Tourist
by Maryanne Raphael
Tuesday, August 12, 2003

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Written at the Poets of Ohio's Little Smokies Workshop

Although I love to explore people and places,

I avoid being a tourist, one who never blends in

with the scenery.


 In the country, I walk to the rhythm of crickets,

falling leaves or nightingales.


In cities, I stretch my limbs to the laughter of children,

the whispers of friendly gossip, the silence of lovers.

Even alone, I belong.


Reading a book, I am reincarnated

in other lands, other times, other dreams.

Always a traveler, never a tourist..

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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
I loved it!!! Lots of food for thought here. Thanks Maryanne.

Reviewed by Joanna Leone
This is a well written poem, with much honesty and beauty.

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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Country, cities, reading a book, outdoor nature all draw us into ourselves to cheris time well spent. Learning new things by traveling as a tourist is exciting and this poem is exciting too.
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader)
a nice poem. great write
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Lovely write!!!
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader)
This is a soft, sweet lovely piece!
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