Posts tagged ‘Portugal’

September 9, 2016

Lisbon 36

by Jem Croucher

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It was thirty six in Lisbon
when we climbed up to St Jorge
An eleventh century castle
built by Moors above the gorge

But it was cool beneath the olive trees
inside the castle walls
taking pictures of the things we saw
and marvelling at it all

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September 8, 2016

Terracotta Rooftiles

by Jem Croucher

We found the historic centre
by the Douro riverside
Where wine merchants rolled their barrels
and their ageless trade they plied
Then rode the new funicular
high over Eiffel’s bridge
to the magnificent cathedral
up there on the ridge

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September 7, 2016

In from the fog

by Jem Croucher

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I could tell by all the seagulls
and the chap up on the prow
getting ropes all ready
that we were nearing Porto now

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