The Narrow Road (7) – Haibun – December 14, 2015

Hofgarten, Innsbruck

My day trip to visit the Christmas Markets of Innsbruck begins and ends at the Hofgarten.  How different from our parks in Arco and Riva, still full of leaf laden trees, dressed in their bright colours, the parks are inviting.  Here there is a feeling of abandonment, though I can imagine how lovely this park will be in the summer.

cold dying light
last autumn leaves still fall
gates close at five

© G.s.k. ‘15

Carpe Diem #877 Experiencing the Deep North; making the coolness; crawling out (short episode)

Secret Wanderers – Jane’s Circular Poem – December 13, 2015

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Secret Wanderer

Inside, the secret wanderers go –
Aglow on sidewalks paved with wonder
Under dancing light-form plays
Ablaze, a gentle smile, the child inside …
Outside that tease, old age hides the truth
Youth, whom few can now remember –
December knows those wanderers though
Aglow in Christmas fairs …
Theirs – bright games and fond memories
Fairies still sing and never chide
Hide not from your magic Yule-time guide –
Inside, the secret wanderers go.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Yesterday I went on a day trip to Innsbruck with a group of friends to see their Christmas Market.  There are actually several Christmas Markets in Innsbruck .. being such a large city, it’s to be expected.  The one we visited is in the old centre of Innsbruck, where you can also find the Sacher Hotel, the local branch of the hotel famous for its Sacher Torte and one of the famous Swaroskis‘ stores … chocolate in all shapes and forms … and of course Christmas kiosks, pony and merry-go-round rids for the children.

Above are a few photos I took … which I dedicate to Richard Ankers – I’ve made good my promise and there are more photos to come.

the secret keeper – the wanderer #14:  Words: | GENTLE | WANDER | TEASE | GAME | FORM |

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