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Travel poetry

Postby jimshu » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:45 pm

Here's something to amuse yourselves with over your morning coffee-

Chill early morning, carpark bare,
Upon the air aromas,
Drawing in, my nostrils flare.
Patient quad of customers,
Wait at Davies’ coffee trailer.

Railway platform, passengers gripping,
Their hole in the wall quick fix.
Cubicle commuter tripping,
Waiting for the 8.06.
Do memories come with each serving?

Savouring silky souvenir brew,
Mind wanders with aroma.
Cobbler’s last recedes from view,
Reveals woman near her burner.
Abyssinia, I feel anew.

No hurried serve; to honour bestow.
Beans lovingly care roasted,
Woman tends her brazier glow,
Nor burnt, just lightly toasted.
Ground, steeped and served to cure your woe.

The legend says a goat that pranced,
And piquing shepherds ire,
Taking beans from bush discovered,
Was forbidden, cast on fire.
Nature, the boy and monk rewarded.

Now nutty brew I slowly savour,
Invigorating brain.
Caffeine fix morning starter,
I smuggled off the plane.
God please forgive this coffee craver.

So now as you rush for your cubicle,
And grab another quick fix brew,
Consider just how wonderful,
Coffee Arabica’s history,
Comes free with every mouthful.

Cheers :D
The above is my wander to work each morning past two coffee outlets and the aromas of a fresh brew. Getting to my workshop I make my own from coffee we brought back from Ethiopia, primary home of the Coffee Arabica plant. And the contrast between our quick to go service, and the long ceremonial style of serving there.

Anyone else feel like contributing some travel based poetry?
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Re: Travel poetry

Postby DanielBMe » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:10 pm

That's fantastic Jim!

Oddly enough I just bought myself a pound each of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Costa Rican Tarrazu coffee.

I'll pass on the poetry.
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Re: Travel poetry

Postby jimshu » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:52 am

Where's the rhyme in that? :roll:
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Re: Travel poetry

Postby jimshu » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:56 am

More travel poetry. Hey , I'm getting better at this!
Sorry but the pics haven't copied across.


Cille Choirill.

The Ballad of Eoghan Ruadh Chulodair ( Red Haired Ewen Of Culloden.)

When you drive down Scotland’s A86
From Kingussie to Roy Bridge,
Through Glen Spean, past Murlaggan then
There’s a church up on the ridge.
Just 5 miles nor’ of Inverroy
Take the right turn up the track.
The key you get from the house on the left:
Remember to place it back.

When freedom was sought,
And the Bonnie Prince brought,
The clansmen to the moor,
The heart of the Highlands bled that day
To the sound of the cannons' roar.
In the battle there at Chulodair,
The ball and the grapeshot tore
Into plaid lines; in that killing time,
Eoghan Ruadh was wounded sore.

Brave Mackintosh kin they rallied to him,
From the battlefield they bore
Their revered chief to his wife’s grief,
At Cille Choirill’s door.
The secreted grave from the Redcoat rampage
Well hidden beneath the floor.
So when you walk in, remember him
And all that he fought for.

On the blessed hill, of Tom-an-Aingeal,
In Gaelic the “Angel’s mound”,
To minister in Lochaber came
Monk Cairell from west Eire bound.
To spread the faith; his name would grace
The church built on that ground,
Where mighty Keppoch chiefs lie at rest
Within stone-walled surround.

On birch and pine clad Angel's Mound,
His deeds the worst ere’ known,
Ailean nan Creach, or so they preach,
His labours to atone,
The Pope ordained for Ailean maintain,
Seven chapels built of stone.
Through centuries use, and then disuse,
The wee church has stood alone.

Now renovated, and re-dedicated,
The church that stands there still.
Does Red Ewen ken how his descendants then
Be pilgrims to Angel Hill?
The ancient bones ‘neath old gravestones,
At peace on Tom-an-Aingeal,
Welcome locals and travellers to
The door of Cille Choirill.

Child of the Scottish Diaspora,
When you seek your ancient name,
And you see Scotland's great glen and brae,
Do you feel you have come home?
When you stand in awe of scenic splendour,
Upon blessed Angel Hill,
Can you feel your kin embracing you?
Welcome to Cille Choirill.

All pictures and lyrics by Jim McIntosh.

Cille Choirill ( pronounced Killy) still ministers to its local Catholic congregation.

Cille Choirill has been featured in TV and motion picture films whenever a typical Scottish period church scene is needed, so will be familiar to some readers, yet its history unknown. You'll see it in "Monarch of the Glen" and the outstanding film "Joyeux Noel". Look for it in the opening scenes where Scotsmen are depicted preparing to leave their village to head off to war.
Around 600AD, Cairell ( later Saint Cairell) travelled from the west of Ireland, probably via Iona, to establish Christianity based at Tom Aingeal, and gave his name to Cille Choirill. Cairell has been spelt in different ways through the ages. You will find his name in many places in Western Scotland: Pitkerrald in Glen Urquart, and Caral's Well and Caral's Cairn in Banffshire. St Cairell or St Coireall is said to be buried in his native Ireland's Clonkeen-Kerril.
Eoghan Ruadh Chulodair heads our family tree.
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Re: Travel poetry

Postby leahlovestravel » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:48 pm

Oh! I do like that quote!
If it does not bring you joy, why are you doing it?

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Re: Travel poetry

Postby mirzasam » Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:28 am

Travel poetry here is name for every 1st time in my lyfe ... will read this


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