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)
and the building that houses the Natural History Museum

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.

7 comments:

Reading Pleasure said...

Indeed, home sweet home, Cynthia.

carol l mckenna said...

What a wonderful adventure for you and great photos of your journey home ~ tis no place like home ~ ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Laura said...

I hope you are having a marvelous time Cynthia!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Even though you're glad to be back home, you don't regret going away for a while, do you?

Another Haiku My Heart

rebecca said...

you have dressed me in gypsy smiles;
and yes, there's no place like home!

Anne Jeffries said...

What is it about Paris that makes me always wish I had unlimited resources and unlimited time? **sigh**

Hazel Ceej said...

Indeed. Nice nice trip.