Valparaiso in the morning

Valparaiso in the morning

A Poem by Luke Ritta

the title explains the poem.

sheets of milky mist caress down the steep, winding hills.

decrepit seafront homes are inhabited by 18th century ghosts.

A lonely cigarette but dances down a side street with the help of a gust of sea breeze.

Seagulls in congress talking about the night before.

A pack of street dogs eating breakfast together in a desolate square.

Mildew collects on top of an empty beer can.

                                                                       Valparaiso in the morning!

© 2013 Luke Ritta

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Love this , nature co- existing, with our modern venom, sadly, this is not an uncommon picture, you have painted here, nicely penned

Posted 9 Years Ago

Yes, thank you for another great moment on your travels my friend Luke, I so enjoy reading you each time, you have posted something new! this was really how moment poetry should be~ great work. Thank you.

- Elisa

Posted 9 Years Ago

I like this, an atmospheric cameo brillantly observed, fine job

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on March 28, 2013
Last Updated on March 28, 2013
Tags: beer, dogs, birds, mist, sea, ghost, wind


Luke Ritta
Luke Ritta

London, United Kingdom

Hi, I am 26 and from London. I love writing short stories, poems and novels. My writing is a bit like Jack Kerouac and Ernest Hemingway. I love reading classic Literature, from Tolstoy to Proust, I .. more..