The Journey Makes All the Difference #photochallenge

Always another bend in the road

before we reach those we love

always another step to take

before were are home

always another hill to climb

before we are here and safe

The Daily Post Photochallenge for this week is On The Way. What journeys do you experience on the way?


Memory’s Sandy Remnants #poetry #photography #travel

In my shoes lays a trace

little flecks of sand

carrying vibrant still

stories and songs

I miss my summer friends

In my pocket my fingers lace

reminders of a far off land

memory the fibers fill

days that lingered long

I miss my summer friends

In my heart a place

little flecks of sand

the hour glass is still

places where I’ve gone

alas the journey ends


Wishing each of you sandy memories…

And I was No Where at All #microfiction #travel #dpchallenge

Destination: no where at all

The words flashed on the screen in the airport.

I was glad to be on my last leg of my journey.

“Where was it the ticket said I was going?”

No matter the airline knows.

The pilot most certainly knows.

As I grabbed my gear,

a back pack that had once been a suitcase on wheels,

I ascended 4 metal steps on the bus.

I scratched my head at what should be unfamiliar.

There it was a seat – my temporary objective.

I smiled as I sat down into pleasant discomfort.

“I’ll order a coffee when the flight attendant comes by.”

Then began our journey on what must have at one time been round.

I saw long grey, fuzzy ears and remarked,

“One donkey is able to pull all of us?”

As I looked around, it was only myself and the driver.

Then after what seemed an interminable, short-time we stopped.

The donkey brayed unwilling to go a step further.

“This is the end of the road,” the driver said in a language I did not understand.

An old weather beaten sign said “You have reached: NO WHERE Population: Unknown



no where

Today’s prompt at WordPress is In Transit. I was feeling a bit Dr Whoish

Train stations, airport terminals, subway stops: soulless spaces full of distracted, stressed zombies, or magical sets for fleeting, interlocking human stories?

Where Did I Lose My Name? #poetry #travel

new name


Somewhere between LAX, Charlotte  and Baltimore

I lost my identity

in the airplane engine’s intake

(or in the Starbuck’s line)

I was sucked in

spun about

spit out on a cup

what remains are three letters

that don’t belong to me

I finger them

striving for meaning

squinting for an answer

“L” always a sexy letter

that looks better curvy

saying “linger on my loops”

“I” is almost floating away

in a cloud of after thought

at 30,000 feet

“Z” a backwards s

the sound buzzes through your teeth

rather than hisses

and where am I?

Drowning in remembrance

attached to another name?

or talking in strange tones

after too much helium?

gather up your bags

whoever you are

there is  another leg to life’s journey

regardless of the name


Ever had your name spelled wrong? Been called something else? How do you respond?

Travel with me #photography #poetry

All over the world

have I gone

each pin on the map

a smiling face

where you belong

your homes you opened

dirt floor or no

tiny rooms

on a small lift

you go

living with you

no matter no where

showed a window to love

generous people who cared

I have travelled all over the world. In many of my sojourns I have been welcomed into the homes of the people I have worked with. I have slept in a 1950 milk truck, the upstairs of a church, the dirt floor of an orphanage,..

Daily Post Prompt: If you could pause real life and spend some time living with a family anywhere in the world, where would you go? Anywhere / the world is filled with gracious people with open arms.

Photographers, artists, Anywhere / the world is filled with gracious people with open arms.poets: show us TRAVELS.

Photography images the © property of L. moon 2013

Ahh the delightful places people have gone:

  1. Black and White | Warm memories from the heart of Mother Russia
  2. Berries | Inside My Glitching Mind
  3. A wandering emerald | MC’s Whispers
  4. Phoneography Weekly: Moments in the Airport | We Live In A Flat
  5. On the Road « Geek Ergo Sum
  6. Living in a Teletubby house in Spain… | The Rider
  7. Back to the womb | alienorajt
  8. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Under the Monkey Tree
  9. Daily Prompt: On the Road « Mama Bear Musings
  10. My own moon viewing platform. | The Ambitious Drifter
  11. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Life as a country bumpkin…not a city girl
  12. Ships | Hope* the happy hugger
  13. Daily Prompt: On the Road #photography | ThisCornerOfTheWoods
  14. A Family | Barefoot on Rainy Days
  15. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Charles Ray’s Ramblings
  16. Island Chick [Daily Prompt: On the Road] | unknowinglee
  17. Monarch Butterfly (Travels) | photo potpourri
  18. If Interviewed By Barbara Walters | The Jittery Goat
  19. Welcome to Hobbiton | A Short A Day
  20. Daily Prompt: On the road | My Endless Rants & Ramblings
  21. Daily Prompt: On The Road | Eikons
  22. “On the Road” | Relax
  23. Daily Prompt – Travels | paisleypedlar
  24. Cancel the Babysitter | Honey Did you See that?
  25. 187. Getting Away From It All | Barely Right of Center
  26. Daily Prompt: Travels | Chronicles of a Public Transit User
  27. Daily Prompt: On the Road | lifebeinggirly
  28. Immersed In A Culture | Tony’s Texts
  29. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  30. A Side of France Beyond Paris | peonies and pistachios
  31. Beginning of Civilization | crookedeyebrows
  32. Visiting offspring | Sue’s Trifles
  33. Travels | Rebecca Barray
  34. Where in the world is Rob’s Surf Report? | Rob’s Surf Report
  35. Midnight Train: Daily Prompt | Finicky Philly
  36. My Kinda Stupid: Travelling The Hard Way | Just Visiting This Planet
  37. Blossoming in Korea | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  38. Travellers lost | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  39. Don’t Let it Slip | Journey to the Centre of My Heart
  40. Off To The Burrow! | amateurxpress
  41. Eye on the Road with the Heart at Home | In Scarlet Ink
  42. Daily Prompt: On the Road | My Atheist Blog
  43. The Holy Land | Life is great
  44. The Summer “Challenge” | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  45. One Starving Activist
  46. Daily Prompt: On the Road – Adopt me please! | SERENDIPITY
  47. Lesson learnt | The Otter in my Jotter
  48. Daily Prompt: On the Road | The Land Slide Photography
  49. Halo Veronica! | Compass & Quill
  50. DailyPrompt: Australia | viver para contar
  51. On the Road: Venice, a Nonet | Danny James
  52. The Travels I Have Been | Flowers and Breezes
  53. Somewhere Peaceful | Lost in Adeline’s
  54. Daily Prompt: On the Road | cagedbutterfly1
  55. On the Road | The Nameless One
  56. pause to live | sarahscapes
  57. Imagination; Always a Destination…(WP daily prompt) | Daily Observations
  58. Off to join the circus… | notsinglebutnothappy
  59. Up and Above vs. On The Road / Daily Prompt | Communication For Development
  60. UAE; my Disneyland, frankly. | Perhaps yes, perhaps no. Exactly? I don’t know.
  61. RENAME THAT NASTY FEELING | Emotional Fitness
  62. World tour | A mom’s blog
  63. Dear Daily Prompt, You did it again… « RPMAS
  64. ? | A Day in the Life
  65. Daily Prompt: On the Road | Jasper Smits
  66. Daily Prompt: On the Road | To Breathe is to Write
  67. Biking the World | readingwithafeather
  68. Actually I’d rather be somewhere I can escape the unfamiliar. | thoughtsofrkh
  69. Off the Road | The Silver Leaf Journal
  70. Daily Prompt: On the road | The Alternative Dream
  71. a man and his word | Musings of a Random Mind
  72. No way back from Africa: the road to Hunter’s Lodge | Tish Farrell
  73. Daily Prompt: On The Road…to Greece I Go |
  74. Daily Prompt Challenge ~ Travels | soletusknow
  75. Beach House | Incessant Ramblings
  76. Daily Prompt: On the Road to? | @ The West Gate
  77. Daily post: Where in the world | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  78. What if I called Mars home? | Okay, what if ?

Inside the Window #photography #poetry

Can you imagine what you could see

if you could climb inside of me

a window to another world

devoid of space and time

a place where travel is with light

and color is sublime

This week join The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge as we jump inside. A great place for the imagination to frolic.


Always photography well worth viewing:

  1. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside
  2. De Void | Not Enough Poetry
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Flickr Comments
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stephen Chapman
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Chittle Chattle
  6. Weekly Photography Challenge: Inside « Minute Moments
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge; Inside | terry1954
  8. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Forest – Monkey
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Journey Called Life …
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Joy and Woe
  11. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | This, that and the other thing
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Just Snaps
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | So where’s the snow?
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Knock, Knock…Banana Inside |
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter | Escape from Chaos
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ohm Sweet Ohm
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | Moments In Your Life
  20. Entwined Puppies | Anchors Aweigh
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Plexi Pixie
  22. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside – Beauty Shines Through | SERENDIPITY
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge : Inside | The Ambitious Drifter
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | patriciaddrury
  25. Inside | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | A mom’s blog
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | genieve celada | photography
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Dim Lamp/קנה רצוץ לא ישבור
  29. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Rose
  30. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Pond – Lotus and Flowers
  31. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Tree – Indian Peacock
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: “Inside” the tunnel | paintedwords
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Hope* the happy hugger
  34. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Flowers – Red-wattled Lapwing
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside the Last Strawberries of the Season | Slam on the Brakes, Pull Over, Take the Picture
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Wind Against Current
  37. My.Vivid.Visions | Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Water – Crocodile
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Travel Monkey
  39. The inside of Tokyo SkyTree | Summerfield84’s English blog
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Jasper Smits
  41. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Ups! – I like PEOPLE
  42. photography ~~ inside (weekly photo challenge) | vintage french chic
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside (with remnants) | Project Remnant Redo
  44. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  45. Multicoloured Walls Found Inside the Old City, in Vitoria-Gasteiz… | ilargia64
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside #photography #iPhoneography #postaday | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  48. Photoworld 13-9-13 | ~~~ nur ein “Klick” ~~~ ein Kompendium
  49. Inside – Construction in Reverse | Zeebra Designs & Destinations
  50. “Inside” | Jennifer’s Journal
  51. Inside | Today, on Earth
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | OH, THE THINGS WE SHALL SEE ~ Photo companion blog to
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | rondomtaliedraai
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: INSIDE | V A S T L Y C U R I O U S
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside Looking Out | Albatz Gallery & Blog
  56. Bee Inside (Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside) | artandkitchen
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Diary of Dennis
  58. Inside out | Le Drake Noir
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Stories of The Wandering Feet & Mind
  60. weekly photo challenge: inside | Curls n Skirls
  61. WIDGETS | My Blog
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside The Jenga of Life | Molly Greye
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Bams’ Blog
  64. Inside the Streetcar | follow your nose
  65. WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside | Milka Pejovic
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | ILEANA PARTENIE
  67. The Lord’s House, in and out | mobibrad
  68. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | The Rider
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Blatherskite
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Never clip my wings
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Shmamaland
  72. What’s Inside? | Eikons
  73. Inside | Monochrome
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | The Urge To Wander
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | nancy merrill photography
  76. Goblin’s Cove and Fairy’s Grove | In Harmony
  77. Weekly photo challenge: Through the bars the tiger waits… | storyofmylife1993
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside | Under the Monkey Tree
  79. Rose Hips, Papaya and Superpowers | mybeautfulthings
  80. Weekly Photo Challenge – Inside | Isadora Art and Photography
  81. Show us INSIDE..weakly photo challenge | Daily Observations
  82. Inside Houdou | Lucid Gypsy

Travel Through My Tears #dailyprompt #travel #photography

Today’s Daily Post Challenge is  cross country travel 

summer awakens

She left me today -here

the otherside of the country in her horizon

as I drove away

I could only see pink through my tears

Were I a bird

I’d be glad to see

my fledgling’s contrail

lifted high above the world

morning world

I put my daughter on a plane today and only had the foresight to take a picture of the beautiful sunrise that greeted my day as I traveled through tears.

If I had to choose the form of travel to cross the country it would be flying though I’ve driven by car

Photography:  “summer awakens” and “morning world” © L. Moon 2013

Enjoy these excursions:

  1. Daily Prompt: Travel | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  2. Crosscountry by Motorcycle | The Rider
  3. Road Trip!!! | Mary Angelini Photography
  4. Trains, Planes, and Automobiles | Geek Ergo Sum
  5. Daily Prompt: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles « Mama Bear Musings
  6. Daily Prompt: The Best Mode Of Travel | Mindful Splatter
  7. Come away with me | Musings of a Suburban Creampuff
  8. 26|6 Daily Prompt: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles | family photos food & craft
  9. Taking It Slow | Tony’s Texts
  10. Hitching A Ride (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat

I can hear the chorus #NWCU #poetry #Photography #travel

You stand so still these days

yet in each brick

I hear a phrase

“Gloria in Excelsis Deo”


Angels supplication

as your heart’s pour out

remove the suffocation

of these troublesome times


For peace our plea hear

good will toward all men

Women’s tears

bathe the earthen floor


mine mingle with theirs

in a unified Accapella chorus

that spans these years

between aged walls

Photography: “Sound in the Old Chapel” L. Moon copyright 2006

On a visit to UK, several of us chorused Christmas Carols (in August) in an ancient chapel. The harmonic tones rung so rich off those old brick walls.

Enjoy today at NWCU and Wednesday Wake Up Call hosted by Joanne Eliot.

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