Umbrian sun is a beautiful image. Sounds like a rare constellation.
It is so beautiful...dreaming under the down.
This is a beautiful journey.
nice...love that third stanza, it speaks to the vagabond in me...
For goodness sake, Woonie, get out of bed and call the travel agent!
What a beautiful write and photo....I truly love Cathedrals they are so calming...thank you for a wonderful Magpie...bkm
Stepped along with you there. Beautiful.
I want to follow the Umbrian sun.
Helen,I'm with Stafford here. Oh and take me along if you please.I go to old cathedrals in France to listen to the souls speak.rel
mm wonderful dream
I want to go there too, lovely dreamy post.
Helen, that's nourished me this morning. Thanks.
Dreamy - and that wonderful third stanza that breaks all bounds.
Lovely, Helen. I particularly liked this: 'Floating gardens beguile my sensesBalconies overflowing with flowersCafes and wine bars call my name'
Beautifully done...awesome Magpie!
superb word play.keep it up.check out short story slam and welcome your submission.
beautiful connections i can feel. nice magging!
How nice to learn where Assissi is. Good Magpie.
Beautiful write.Anna :o]
...it all starts with a dream! :)
I can feel Italy and I can feel the Umbrian sun on my face. Reading this beautiful piece, my soul is trully nourished this morning. Thank you.
"dreaming under a layer of down..." such a beautiful line!
I wouldn't mind a duvet dream like that...
Dear Helen: Love the imagery of the place name from once St. Francis arises "follow the Umbrian sun wherever it leads"Italy being a sun-drenched place must have imbued his soul with light and love! No wonder so many honeymoons there! Downy feel so comfortable and earthy! Good vibes!
Hi Helen~ This is the most gorgeous description of a Mediterranean landscape! Ethereal, sensuous, spiritual. Great Magpie!
Good, smile-inducing piece.
Helen~You've created a scene, a path, so inviting, I want to wander down it myself.
Wonderful images in this
Hee hee, I love the comment "call the travel agent". This was a lovely trip under the Umbrian sun........have you made the trip in real life, as well as in dreams?
A wonderful wanderlust piece with befect bookends. And you should have called when you got to the wine bar.....I would have bought....lol...great job.
A beautiful write Helen.....a wonderful dream! :-)
I've been there and know the allure.
your journey vividly recaptures your delight and beckons me to be there.wonderful stuff.
I wish I was in a floating garden... Great poem
beautiful images... nice!
I would never get out of bed...I forgot to check for the new magpie challenge!!! This is wonderful.
How lovely. Were I to dream of a saint, I would wish for it to be Francis of Assisi.K