Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Advice to Travelers" by Walker Gibson

A burro once, sent by express,
His shipping ticket on his bridle,
Ate up his name and his address,
And in some warehouse, standing idle,
He waited till he like to died.
The moral hardly needs the showing:
Don’t keep things locked up deep inside —
Say who you are and where you’re going.

--Walker Gibson


Joe Cap said...

Those look like the stairway up to an oil tank or water tank. I bet if you went up there you would have a good view, and could take some great pics!

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh my stars those pictures make me dizzy...how intriguing are they of stairs or shadows? Great shots!!!
Madi and Mom

Joann Mannix said...

"Say who you are and where you're going"

Great advice. I think I'll do that more often. In fact, I'm about to really change up where I'm going. I am going to try and grab a glittery star in that sky that's been calling to me for a while now. I'm scared. I'm excited. It will be most difficult. But, we'll see. Publishing world, I'm coming. Let's see if I have any takers.

Thanks Betty, as always.

Alexandra said...

That poem is fantastic!

I love it. I'm going to give it to my 15 yr old son.

Sometimes, you have to speak up to get where you want to go.

Wonderful. Thank you.

Old Kitty said...


Lovely!! Yes, it's good to speak up and be counted!


Take care

Hilary said...

Wow.. great shots. These stair shadows certainly are intriguing.

Ally said...

Thanks for sharing this, Betty. I actually had to do a triple take of these images. Steps? A bridge? Very cool :)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Those pics are truly mezmerizing.
Be well, Betty.

Petunia said...

Great advice Betty and one I need to heed more often. The pictures are amazing. Hypnotic. Serene and intense! Have a great day.

Ashley King said...

i'm ashley.
a wife.
a mother.
i'm crazy.
i'm going to school.
(and starbucks in the morning).
i will be a nurse one day,
my life, like this is much too slow,
and sometimes rather boring.... =)

love your blog so very much! =)
never disappointed.
and i know i say that everyday....
i'm sorry.

Marlene said...

I love your perspective when taking your shots....and the poems, too. :)

Cheeseboy said...

Those pictures are very cool.

Anonymous said...

that is great. I love it. Words to live by.

Pat Tillett said...

What the?
I can't stop looking at those pics.

Anonymous said...

I'm totally confused by the pics. But it's easy for me to be "confused" so don't take it personally.

I love the words of wisdom, though. Thanks for something to think about.

Pearl said...

That was lovely -- nothing like cutting to the point, something I've always believed in.


Ann said...

I just love that poem. The pictures had me confused trying to figure out what it was. At first I thought it was blinds but then realized it must be stairs.

Anonymous said...

I love the last two lines! Honesty is courageous.

Copyboy said...

That's advice I need to take! Starting now!

DrSoosie said...

Are you a photographer...professionally. I was so intrigued by this photo I kept looking at it to make sure I was viewing it at the right angle. But then I decided like all points of view in life...I will look at it with my own perspective. Thanks for the the great poem and intriguing picture Betty!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh, that poem is such fun!!! And what fabulous photography! Love the new header as well! ~Janine XO

Ms. A said...

I think someone ate my ticket, too. Good thing I wasn't planning to go anywhere!

Teachinfourth said...

I love this photo! It caught my eye and was complementary to your words.

BTW, I came via VKT's blog…kudos on the award.

Kazzy said...

Solid advice! I like it. Thanks.

Mr. Stupid said...

The pictures are awesome. I just loved looking at them. The poem was fantastic too.
Have a good day...:)

Betty Manousos said...

I really enjoyed that poem..that is such a great shot!
From Betty to Betty


I love those pictures! I'm getting dizzy trying to figure out which way is up!

One Photo said...

I love that line, say who you are and where you are going. I am going to remember that and repeat, then repeat again.