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X-tacy of travel: An Ode To Wanderlust

An Ode To Wanderlust

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I exist in many places …

In the bookstores, cafes, traffic jams, malls and buses of Bangalore

In the tea gardens of Nilgiris

In the chocolate stores of Ooty

In the German bakeries, monasteries and Tibetan cafes of Mcleodganj

In the wine shops, homestays and coffee estates of Coorg

In the humid beaches of Fort Kochi

In the streets, dhabas, morning walk parks and gullies of Jaipur

In the sandy desert camps,Β  havelis turned into shops and trippy cafes of Jaisalmer

In the winding pretty country roads of Wayanad

In the always raining but utterly non happening beaches of Kannur

In the colonial bylanes and art galleries of Pondicherry

In the crumbling edifices and glory in all things ruined, at Hampi

In the unnamed streaming rivers of Chamba

In the always satisfying, deceptively simple shopping complexes of Chandigarh

In the maddeningly addictive street food places of Delhi

In the alarmingly calm city street and cafes of Paro

In the bustling meals-ready hotels of Udupi

In the antique markets of Mapusa, where you could bargain on history

In the charmingly exotic lake hotels of Udaipur

In the pristine beach sands of Gopalpur

In the traffic less and stress less pavements of Thimphu

In the barren forest trails of Sariska

In the busy Mall Road of Shimla

In the flight of a nameless flamingo, in Chillika

In the crowded chat shops of Lucknow

In the narrow hill roads and desolate structures of Kurseong

In the soaring valleys, plunging horizons spilling over bowls of sea

In the countless sunrises, handful of sunsets

In the list of plans, and forgettable failures

In the missed opportunities and surprise discoveries

In the hopes of a magical day spent dreaming

In the warm comforts of a sumptuous meal by the sea

In the vast emptiness of a floating cloud

In the unimaginable yet possible

In the moment, and many more that make many more such moments…

30th Dec 2017

Siniolchu, Cochrane Place, Kurseong

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Day 24 (X) ~ #BlogchatterA2Z

All artwork is done by Seema Misra, Copyright Lonely Canopy.

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Seema Misra undertakes freelance projects for illustrations, content creation, copywriting, and social media marketing through her blog Lonely Canopy. To unwind, she watches world cinema or travels across it. She talks to her plants and sometimes people as well. But more often than not … you will find her curled up in her favorite corner reading a book while sipping strong coffee.

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Meena
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Absolutely lovely poem and an ode to all the places you have seen. What a list! Wow! The first artwork too is just too good! Super post, Seema!

Shalzmojo
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Gorgeous artwork Seema – that one fits this ode to your wanderlust perfectly!

X is for Xenial #atozchallenge

Ashwini Menon (@Ashwini_Menon)
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Lovely blue water and silhouette… definitely one your stand out work.

Have you been to allll these places??

Loved how your words created beautiful images and emotions … especially love the words that describes the nothingness that is truly special. πŸ™‚

Pooja Priyamvada
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This seems like my biography ….so so loved this

Natasha
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Natasha

Loved your soul stirring travel poetry and your art is par excellence!

More power to you.

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mammaspeaks
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Loved your ode to wanderlust and the simple yet beautiful way you have described the list of places you have been to! Especially these lines – In the list of plans, and forgettable failures – In the missed opportunities and surprise discoveries – connect so well when we plan a travel or are on a journey. Beautiful artwork too, Seema, captures the free spirit of traveling so well!

Rashmi
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Wow! Speechless! What a list of places with such a vivid description! Your words were like a river passing through a wild dense forest which caught me also in its flow. I must say I enjoyed the adventurous journey. And how can I forget the artwork. It’s just spectacular.

Arti Jain
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Wandered with you today:crisscrossing cities and forests, cafes and palaces–utterly delicious.
Thank you Seema.
Your words were like wide brush strokes, painting vast canvases of your travel memories.
Loved it.
X is for Xavier’s college canteen

Gary
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Love the concept…I exist in many places! In tune with my own fiction.

Well chosen artwork too. Totally fits the lost in places theme of the ode. Really should have found your blog much sooner!

Shilpa Gupte
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I had such a beautiful time journeying throughout India through your beautiful poem, Seema! But, most of all, I loved the painting, with the striking as well as the calming shades of blue! In fact, that was me, in your painting, walking along with the waves on that beach!

syncwithdeep
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Loved your ode to travel diaries and the beautiful way you have described places you have been to! the art is amazing seema.

Leanne
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I love your artwork Seema – that painting is just beautiful.

Leanne | http://www.crestingthehill.com.au
X for Xcellence in your efforts

Keith's Ramblings
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Your words took me back to so many places I visited and loved on my visits to India. I only wish I didn’t live thousands of miles away!

A-Z of My Friend Rosey!

vidyatiru
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Seema, gorgeous artwork – can feel that joy in the painting just by looking at it..
and your list poem is beautiful

cherylsterling1955
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A lovely, lyrical ode to the places you have visited. You left part of yourself in them, but they have left part of themselves in you.

Emily Bloomquist
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What a beautiful watercolor to go with your poem, Seema. You are multi-talented.

Emily In Ecuador | eXpat Creates Kids Skating Club in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador

BellyBytes
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What a delightful ode that was . It truly stirred the wanderlust in me as well . And I loved your artwork too . I must thank you for commenting on my blog post so that I could discover this gem from you !

Nilanjana Bose
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Nilanjana Bose

Lovely poem and lovely image to go with it.

trishafaye
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A perfect post for an ‘X’ day. I enjoyed it!

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geekanika
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geekanika

Wow you really have travelled a lot. i have only covered a fraction of these and many of the others are on my bucket list.

Tina Sequeira
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Seema, what a beautiful painting and poem. I didnΒ΄t even know the names of some places that you listed in her. Perfect ode to wanderlust indeed! πŸ™‚

Kislaya
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Hi Seema, I am visiting your blog for the first and instantly fell in love with the beauty of each of your composition – poetry or your art works and doodles. You seem to be multi-talented.
A wonderful and deep poem which shows you have keen observation and you are so full of life!
I have also visited most of the places listed in your poem and this is one more reason I was pleasantly surprised and had an instant liking to your way of narration.
Kudos for this enchanting narration – seems like re-visiting those places again!