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Passions in Poetry

On Vancouver Time (I'm on vacation with Sharon!)

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Denise
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25 posted 03-24-2003 11:01 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wish I were there too! Have a wonderful time!
HopeS
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26 posted 03-25-2003 12:19 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Hey ladies great pics and Kit loved the poems , you sound to be having a fabulous time
Hope
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27 posted 03-25-2003 12:33 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Hey, I can hear you two giggling all the way over here in Pa! I was going to call you now but it's past your bed time - 12:30 here - 9:30 PM there. Does this mean I can call in the morning before noon and someone will answer?
Great pictures and informative poem. Sounds like this is just what you needed, Kit
A week of beautiful scenery with a great companion! Have Fun!
Keep us informed!
Liz
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28 posted 03-25-2003 02:22 AM       View Profile for Justbleu   Email Justbleu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Justbleu's Home Page   View IP for Justbleu

What a wonderful trip you've been sharing with all of us......Great poem....very upbeat and fun!!!!!  A great pick me up read!!!! Thank You!!!!

I was in Vancouver once for an afternoon with my family.....my Dad's friend lives in Sumas, Washington which is just on the American/Canadian border.  BC is soooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!  

I'm happy you goofy girls are having such a good time!!!! Wish we all could play too!!!!!

HUGS,
Bridgette

"Somewhere, somehow, it should be possible to touch someone and never let go again.  To hold someone, not for a moment but forever." Unknown

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29 posted 03-25-2003 02:37 AM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

Great stuff
Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the read very much!
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30 posted 03-25-2003 03:36 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

I'm jealous!
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31 posted 03-25-2003 08:45 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

There's nothing like new sights and friends
To spark creative flames
With views like that, I'm sure you've thought
"I'm so glad that I came"

But Kit and Sharon, there you are
And in PA I sit
It doesn't seem quite fair to me
I'm jealous I'll admit

I miss both of your smiling faces
Your wit, your energy
And I can't seem to help but wish
Together were we three

Kit, I'm happy you escaped
The toils of your day
And slipped up to Vancover
To take some time to play

Sharon dear, I know dear kit
Is in the best of hands
(Oh by the way, you surely didn't
Show her all those plans)

You see dear Kit, she thought that she
Would get rest and relaxation
Poor Kit never expected all your plans
For her vacation  

Just keeping up with you my friend
Will simply make her spent
And she'll come home more tired
Than she was before she went
Kit and Sharon...I'm sooooooooooo jealous. Wish I were there with you both, although I'm not sure I could keep up with Sharon. Have a great time and thanks for the poems and pics to keep us involved   Love Ya both!!  




[This message has been edited by Nan (03-25-2003 09:09 AM).]

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32 posted 03-25-2003 10:10 AM       View Profile for Street Heart   Email Street Heart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Street Heart

Hey,Sharon and Kit,thank you for sending me your travel thread! It is so nice to see such love and friendship shared here and through "Passions".Janet Marie was able to see the sea for the first time because of Mark.During these uncertain days,it moves me to see the amount of giving and sharing due to our poetry passion.I really love the pictures.It looks so fresh and serene there.
I've traveled near to you in Washington State back in '92.I was blessed to have an all-expenses paid trip there to play a song that I had written entitled,"If I Could Only Love You Again" for an AIDS benefit in Pasco/Richland/Kennewick.The road that lead to Mt.Rainier and Levenworth held some of the most glorious scenery I have ever had the privilege to witness.How is the weather up there now? Doesn't look like it's too cold.I'm glad you have the chance to be renewed,Kit.I'm sure all that beauty and your friendship with Sharon will inspire you.
Thanks again for sharing this with me,Sharon.

Peace to you,Geoffrey

If a man has not discovered something he is willing to die for,his life is not worth living.

Martin Luther King,Jr. Detroit,1963

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33 posted 03-25-2003 10:19 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Three hours you gained, I understand – At least you took a plane
When I went there it took three DAYS – because I rode the train
I told her of that pinch you’d need when you arrived at twelve
I miss her too so if you please, give one to her yourself

I hope you brought your hiking shoes, for Sharon’s roads incline
She says they’re flat but that’s not so, they’re vertically aligned
Lynn Valley’s really quite the sight, so sad you had to walk
So far to that suspension bridge, I know of Sharon’s blocks…

The good news is when you get home, there’ll be some fine cuisine
For Sharon’s really quite a cook…  with cake and good ice cream.
Remember to remind her when it’s time to take it slow
For if you don’t, she’s off again… with lots more stuff to show.

Fret not about me, Deer and Sy – we’ll sit at home and pout
With hoot and Liz and Isabel of that there is no doubt.
Just keep on writing of your trek, and we will read your rhyme
Pretending we’re all there enjoying a fantastic time.

Don’t tell her that I said this but you may just want to chill.
Mysteria does not know how to slow down or stand still.
The answer’s simple, my dear Kit - with no ifs ands or buts,
Just ask to watch a sunset and it’s sure to drive her nuts…

[This message has been edited by Nan (03-25-2003 12:31 PM).]

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34 posted 03-25-2003 01:14 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Thank you for the wonderful comments and poems everyone!  LOL @ Ruth and Nan!  I'm keeping pace with Sharon, and am pretty impressed personally how well I've been doing, considering this is the most exercise I've had in about 10 years, lol.  I am truly loving it, and if I can keep this up when I get home, my dog will love the lengths of the walks she's going to get around a "BC block", lol.  

I wanted to write this one for Sharon this morning ... hugs to all ...

~*~



Grouse Mountain – As Strong As She

I wondered as I saw her there,
Majestic beauty, unaware;
How could she know the hearts she’d stir,
Within her realm of virtue pure.

Her past though long, as glaciers reigned,
Cut deep impressions that remained;
And yet through all her strength and might,
This beauty rose through endless night.

She stands in awe of all who see,
The force that lights her energy,
A glow that brightens with the years,
To shine above the cloudless tears.

A thousand eyes may see her grace,
An imprint left without erase;
A view to warm the coldest heart,
Impressions that would n’er depart.



I wondered … as I saw her there,
Her beauty touched by mountain air;
Her face alight by sunset’s glow …
If she knew why, she’d touched me so.

Alas, she may not understand,
The lives she’s stirred upon this land;
Though thankful, I will ever be,
To know a friend, as strong as she.


/Kit McCallum


[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (03-25-2003 01:19 PM).]

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35 posted 03-25-2003 01:22 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Kit, You have always written with such grace and beauty, I envy anyone that can make it seem so easy. and to be with a friend and share the wonderful scenery you have shown here is absolutely the best believe me I know LOL Have a great time if you're still there if not I hope you had the time of your life.
Jeff
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I admit....I'M JUST PLAIN JEALOUS!!!!

I know Sharon will give you a wonderful time in her beautiful nature.

You said 7 hour flight? Darn, that's how long it takes for me to come to the States.

Have fun you ladies, I'll be sitting here watching.

Titia

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37 posted 03-25-2003 02:13 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

quote:
Alas, she may not understand,
The lives she’s stirred upon this land;
Though thankful, I will ever be,
To know a friend, as strong as she.

AMEN!
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38 posted 03-25-2003 02:26 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Wonderful poem..by one beautiful poet to another.
Keep those posts and pictures coming ladies.
This arm chair traveller is loving
every minute of this sojourn!
~Smiles & hugs to you both, Nancy~
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39 posted 03-25-2003 02:34 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Love the nature shots---and the ones of you and Sharon! Thank for this mid-day treat!

BTW, perhaps you could post that lovely poem on its own that you wrote for Sharon!

Hugs & Stuff!
Linda
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Love the photo's and am shocked at the amount of snow, STILL!

It is such fun to share your vacation with you...thank you and hugs to Sharon.

Marti

Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.  A.Einstein

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41 posted 03-25-2003 08:13 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Suetang

Hello Kit

Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your journey, and what a wonderful journey it must be.  The pictures are absolutely beautiful and I have no doubt that Sharon would be the perfect hostess.  Canada has been on top of my list for some time as a must see place.  If I had the money I'd be there in a flash but for now I'll see the beauty of Canada and its people through your eyes.

Take care.......Sue

I am in motion
I am blue
Love is an ocean
I'm anchored in you
- Shawn Mullins

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42 posted 03-26-2003 08:16 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...So????.... Didya do Stanley Park???......
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Kit...what a lovely tribute to a truly lovely person
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44 posted 03-26-2003 11:51 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

This is just wonderful... the poem about your trip delighted me... and the entire thread is a joy! *G*
ROFL @ Bal... my vote's with Titia... I'm jealous! LOL
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45 posted 03-28-2003 02:54 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Hi everyone!  Sorry we haven't checked in for a bit, but we're running about the town, having fun. We're having a lazy morning this morning, then off to Granville Island. I wanted to send a little update with some pictures before we go.

Much appreciation to all,
/Kit

~*~

A Love Affair Through Glass

One week ago, my bags were packed and I was on my way,
Ten days, I thought would surely be a rather lengthy stay;
But here I am, a week’s gone by, and how the days have flown,
It’s gone much faster than I could imagine, truth be known.

With Sharon, as my hostess, and a warm and caring friend,
It’s hard to think in three short days, this trip will somehow end;
On Wednesday, we saw Bowen Island, via Horseshoe Bay,
We rode the ferries back and forth to while away the day.



On Thursday, we saw Stanley Park, oh what a sight to see …
Aquariums and animals to set my spirit free!
We saw the otters, dolphins, whales, some bugs, a croc or two,
A hawk, some eels, and snakes, a sloth, and spiders … just a few.



I have to say, the highlight though, was such a silly fish,
He had a thing for Sharon … thought she was a sexy dish!
The second that she walked up to the window and looked in,
He darted ‘tward her there and then, and I saw Sharon grin.



I swear it was the cutest sight, it really was a gas!
This fish was blowing kisses right at Sharon, through the glass!
He followed her no matter where she moved, he’d found his girl,
When Sharon moved, he’d twist his head and follow in a swirl.

He puckered up, she leaned right in, and gave him kisses too,
It didn’t matter where she went, he followed her … it’s true!
I swear he was in love with her, it really was a sight,
I laughed until I cried - I think we could have stayed all night!

Some people stopped to watch the show, amazed by what they saw,
No kidding, it was quite the thing, they looked at her in awe!
See, Sharon has charisma, not like anyone I know,
It doesn’t matter who or what … life’s drawn toward her glow!



This love affair was something else, oh yes, it was, you bet!
I took a dozen pictures, so I never would forget!
Alas, she broke his heart, for it was time to move away,
He swam behind her sadly - tried to tempt his love to stay.

He blew her kisses, waved his fins, in sadness and in woe,
He hovered there behind the glass, but it was time to go;
He had a thing for Sharon – my, he was a cutie pie,
I think if fish could cry, he did … when Sharon said goodbye!

/Kit McCallum
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Oh my gosh, this is an absolute hoot. I'm laughing so hard I'm almost in tears. You two are having such a fun time and none of us are missing a thing thanks to the wonderful pictures and poems.

Sharon, you certainly know how to attract 'em.

Hugs to you both, Marti

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That's some bait! LOL...sounds like it's time to go fishing for a quick and easy supper!  This thread is priceless!
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ROFL...see, you are irrestable Sharon
Wish I was there you guys
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You should ask them for a job Sharon, all you have to do is walk up and down and kiss him in between WOOPIEEEE!!!!

You girls rock!

Titia

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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