Ode to Venice

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Your brick walls
encompass me
your water protects me
your bridges connect me
barred wrought iron windows
keep me trapped inside your walls.
Grey is the color of your skin
erosion all over your concrete
tiny rectangles shining the light.
Scent of garlic, basil, rosemary
invading my senses.
Words like amore, amici, bella,
ringing my ears
gondolas gliding with my dreams
floating around your paths.
At times, it is dark here
between the two walls
a white bridge leading me
to my gelatos, cannolis, bacis.
You are ever so strong
timeless
magical in your man-made creation
waterways of loneliness
picture-taking wonders,
snapshots of your ever-lasting beauty
images of you around the world.
No picture can capture
what my eye beholds before me.
Churches are magnets
attracting followers
like no person can or ever will.
You have been fought over
like Helen
been destroyed like Marilyn
but you are the constant survivor

a rebel
your own concrete soul
people adore you
protect you.

You are a city
where painters paint
and writers write
discover their muse
where music is created
opera renowned.

The more I look at you
the more I see
the more mysterious you remain.

23 thoughts on “Ode to Venice

    Romantic Dominant said:
    December 10, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Enjoyed.

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      Chrissy said:
      December 10, 2013 at 1:55 am

      Thank you for reading♥️

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    Marie Hunter Atwood said:
    December 10, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Your descriptions make me want to see it. I’ve always thought of Venice as a romantic place. Does it seem that way to you?

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      Chrissy said:
      December 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Yes, it is beyond words. You have to visit Venice to understand its unique beauty. Xo

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    Mike said:
    December 10, 2013 at 6:22 am

    You’ve birthed imagery in this magnificent homage of elegant execution Chrissy.

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    kindredspirit23 said:
    December 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    Beautiful! Also, check out my post on Monday as you have been nominated for an award!
    Scott

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      Chrissy said:
      December 23, 2013 at 1:52 am

      Thank you. I will check it out tomorrow. You are much too kind. Have a good one.

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    cflemish said:
    January 5, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Venice is amazing, a never-ending maze of inspiration. Thanks for the follow. look forward to your posts.
    Chris
    Cheers

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      Chrissy said:
      January 7, 2014 at 3:33 am

      Thanks. Likewise.

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      Chrissy said:
      January 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

      Thanks for the comment. It certainly is an inspiration.
      Cheers,
      Chrissy

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        cflemish said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm

        It is. I’ve been there a few times now. Every corner you take there is something new. It’s as if you are on a movie set.

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        Chrissy said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:48 pm

        I’ve only been there once and I can never forget it.

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        cflemish said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        Well may you have many returns. Have you ever been to Rome?

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        Chrissy said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

        Yes, spent 10 days in Italy, that was the trip!

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        cflemish said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        Italy is amazing. When I lived in Europe I would travel there every summer. One day I want to go to Sienna when they have the Palio. The food, the history, the weather. But there are so many places I still want to see. Have a great weekend :)

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        Chrissy said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm

        Thanks you Too. My heritage is European, so I go often (Greece).
        Have a great weekend. Later

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        cflemish said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

        That’s cool. I’m Belgian. So I go every year to my parents. Greece is amazing too. Love the food mmmm. Only been to Creta. Nice to meet you. Stay in touch :)

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        Chrissy said:
        January 18, 2014 at 1:58 pm

        Defifnitely:)

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    Carneika W said:
    February 19, 2014 at 11:36 am

    This has made me want to visit Venice even more than I already did :)

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      Chrissy responded:
      February 19, 2014 at 11:37 am

      Thank you! It is the most magical place on earth. You should visit!!

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    Chrissy responded:
    July 20, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Reblogged this on Christina Strigas and commented:

    Venice

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    georgeforfun said:
    July 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

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    Chrissy said:
    December 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Thank you so much. I look at a picture and the memories flood in. Magical city…

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