Friday, July 25, 2014
Haiku My Heart Friday: Home from Paris
It's true what they say,
"Be it ever so humble,
there's no place like home."
I am quoting those famous words first written by John Howard Payne as lyrics for a song composed by Sir Henry Bishop (you can read all about it here). I was pleasantly surprised to realize that his words fit the haiku requirements of 7 and 5 syllables for the 2nd and 3rd lines perfectly. I was also interested to see that the first line of the song he wrote goes like this: "Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam..."
For indeed, in recent weeks, I experienced many of the pleasures the city of Paris had to offer and visited opulent palaces such as the Louvre
and equally beautiful former train stations (Musee D'Orsay)
I count myself extremely lucky to have the opportunity to travel as much as I do and to visit the wonderful places and meet the delightful people that I do but in the end, it's always good to come home.