Saturday, October 17, 2009


I have been a bit lazy since my return from Europe! My photos have been downloaded but aren't edited and I have slowly been unpacking. I'm catching up on my blog reading and checking in with my boys. My oldest son is still away on his Air Force reserves trip to Turkey - he left the day after I did and I have yet to hear a word from him but he is due back tomorrow. I hope he got some time to enjoy his environs as they did on last year's two week jaunt to Germany. My youngest is away for the weekend at his alma mater, Cal Poly, and my middle son, Alex, is at home in Sacramento, a hundred miles away. The house is quiet and I'm kind of lonesome.

I haven't left the house since my return home on Thursday evening! I was browsing through some of my poetry, written in the past, and came across this poem and thought I would share it with you. It was written for someone special in my life.


I see the world within your eyes,
There is such beauty there,
Exotic places that you've been,
Reflected in your stare.

I see canals of Venice,
Beneath a summer moon,
And almost hear a gondolier,
Sing an operatic tune.

Those eyes reflect your spirit,
For adventure, far afield,
And deep within their depths,
Your mysteries are revealed.

I see the sights of India,
Bright saris flecked with gold,
The splendor of the Taj Mahal,
Incredible to behold.

Your eyes show such emotion,
Sometimes filled with tears,
At others, reflecting passion,
With a heat that slowly sears.

Your eyes are so hypnotic,
They hold me in their spell,
Within their limpid pools,
My captured spirit dwells.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2007 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.


  1. Beautiful poem reflecting your many travels, very creative!

  2. Very haunting poem, Carmen! Needless to say, my curiosity was piqued about this 'special someone' This poetry speaks love. The author is vividly aware of what goes on in this person's being.

    Glad you're back in the blogosphere. I see I missed several of your posts, but am glad for your comments (on mine) Otherwise, I would not have known you're back! *hugs* Welcome back!

  3. Dear Carmen, your poetry is wonderful. I am so enjoying reading it - you really get me thinking.

    Looking forward to reading about your birthday cruise, especially the food and sights from your perspective. What a glorious way to celebrate a significant birthday, I sincerely hope the celebrations were a special time for you (and your sons have spoilt you for this birthday too).

    Zebbycat is snoozling away, warming up my side of our bed, I best join him,

    xxx Michelle

  4. this is lovely, very evocative

  5. don't throw in the blogging towel !!
    I like plain blogs the eyes just can't take the busy ones !!!

  6. Lovely poem.
    I know that feeling when you come back from a holiday and feel alone suddenly.Family far away.

    Nuts in May

  7. *Joan - glad you liked the poem!
    *Tes - the poem was definitely about someone I
    loved ( still love and always will ) who is very
    far away! )
    *Mickle - the week ahead will see me working on
    the for the food, ummmm! Funny, I
    saw lots of dogs on this trip but the kitties,
    Zebbie, must have been inside.
    *magiceye and Maggie May, glad you liked the
    *Beth...guess I will keep it simple..know no
    other way!

  8. Carmen your poem is so lovely, very romantic. Whenever I come home from a trip I need time to slowly get back into the normal routine, as I feel my mind is still vibrating with the sights and sounds and images of where I've been.

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog--I appreciate it. Green-Wood is a very interesting and historical cemetery, and always full of new surprises.

  9. Beautiful words !! Lovely post !! Thanks for sharing...Unseen Rajasthan

  10. Bharat - so glad you liked my poem!

    Pat - if I ever get to your part of the country - not in the winter - perhaps you'll give me a personal tour of Green-Wood!


  11. Beautiful poem! That special someone must had touched your heart in ways that no one else has!

  12. So very true, has been five years now since I have seen him but, twenty five could have passed, and it will seem just like yesterday.