E.U.

E.U.

A Poem by Neville Pettitt

E.U.

 

 

Somewhere between passport control

And Duty Free

There is a door through which anyone can disappear

Go check it out…

 

Somewhere between Hotel Paloma

And the Supermarket Zora

Is a balcony with your name on

Get over it….

 

Somewhere between my third Rakia

And your second port and lemonade

Is a another double daiquiri

Slow down a bit…

 

Somewhere between your knee

And your navel

Is a flake of my DNA

Get rid of it….

 

Somewhere between that

Unhealed bruise and your mosquito bite

Is an area of outstanding natural beauty

Look after it…

 

Somewhere between the Black Sea

And the Starra Planina Mountain range

There is a place where you can….

 

Please feel free to insert your own name, logo or inscription in the dotted space above

 



© 2018 Neville Pettitt



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I would have to go back to the beginning and disappear there at the end- if given the choice. And as you’ve so graciously allowed us to choose our own adventure, I will gladly disappear in the Balkans for a bit.

I am too much of a thinker, so I contemplated the title. Paired with the poem it felt like an ode to the freedom afforded by being part of the EU- a freedom to explore the bevy of cultures all squeezed so close together. But, that is probably just me reading a little too much in.

There’s definitely a grand freedom and openness about the poem that I love. Good stuff here, Neville. Greatly enjoyed the journey.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

thank you my very dear literary friend... you have a a good eye and your feel for freedom shared.. I.. read more
Eilis

3 Weeks Ago

Tá fáilte romhat, mo chara
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

and back at you my friend



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Brilliant Neville. Bang up to date and very well observed for we are all living in a state of May induced dither. God help us. And Jeremy ain't going to ride to our rescue. Maybe we in Scotland will manage to reattach ourselves to the continent. We are just heading off to Majorca for a weeks all inc but back before the fun and games begin.
Nice one!
All the best
Alan

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

Hey my good buddy.. have the time of ya lives in Majorca.. keep a pen handy and just go with it.... .. read more
There are many somewheres in this travel story. There are also as many commands. There is certainly plenty to drink. I like the interactive nature of this piece, I think I'd like to insert the following two words : lose yourself. It sounds wonderful Neville. Travel certainly brings new experiences. I've packed my case, but then I think many others will have too.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

poor you.......... :)
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

Au contraire. The view is delightful :)
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

.......... :)
I would have to go back to the beginning and disappear there at the end- if given the choice. And as you’ve so graciously allowed us to choose our own adventure, I will gladly disappear in the Balkans for a bit.

I am too much of a thinker, so I contemplated the title. Paired with the poem it felt like an ode to the freedom afforded by being part of the EU- a freedom to explore the bevy of cultures all squeezed so close together. But, that is probably just me reading a little too much in.

There’s definitely a grand freedom and openness about the poem that I love. Good stuff here, Neville. Greatly enjoyed the journey.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

thank you my very dear literary friend... you have a a good eye and your feel for freedom shared.. I.. read more
Eilis

3 Weeks Ago

Tá fáilte romhat, mo chara
Neville Pettitt

3 Weeks Ago

and back at you my friend
My word for the dotted lines in the last verse ...'be'. I love your 'somewhere between's'. It reminds me of the theory that there is 'time between' the time that we perceive, ie something else going on in life. But, to me, your poem is about appreciating the moments while we rush about our busy lives. I think the travel metaphor is very apt. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

You probably wont believe how much I appreciate ou taking time to consider these words, thank you so.. read more
Travel to refresh, meet and greet, stay and play, blink and wink, sail and trail, slip and slide...
You open up our eyes to possibilities out of our confinements and the many things we are missing. Great you.


Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Thank you so very much my dear friend. Your time and consideration of these words is truly appreciat.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Year Ago

You are welcome. Enjoy your travels.
Penultimate stanza needs some beating! What a journey. There's just a little hint of naughtiness mixed with an urge to rove - add to that a few 'wets', panorama and anatomical politics!! What a mind you have.. am laughing, no, giggling.. thanks for that, NP!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Thank you Emma, much appreciated, as always.....Neville
emmajoy

1 Year Ago

You're welcome, would have added more but ..
Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Now now, no buts...................N
I've not had the finances to do any international travel, so your poem does me the favor of taking me away on a number of possible journeys! Thanks for presenting each option with amazing originality! (((NUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Many thank you's are winging their way towards ya Margie, followed by a massive NUG
I really loved the quick flow and rhythm. I've not been to any of the places you describe but I was excited.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

Then I have achieved something & you have made my day.......All Good Things to you sir........Nevill.. read more
The excitement and anticipation of exotic trips you had been on before and forever imprinted on memory is so vividly you draw.
" some where between passport control and duty free there is door through which anyone can disappear...." the an ominous Sentiment you make your reader feel is very real.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Neville Pettitt

1 Year Ago

You are again far to gracious my friend but I must confess, I do have a soft spot for this one........ read more
Mrudula Rani

1 Year Ago

Like many of your writings it is beautifully written and a joy to read!

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