in the gondolas
tourists photograph tourists
photographing them


8 Responses

  1. poetrymanusa Says:

    Wonderful image Charles and 5/7/5 on top of it! Michael Lee Johnson, the Itasca, IL poet.

  2. Peter Newton Says:

    a poem for these ever-increasing self-referential times
    which could very well be set in Las Vegas
    with its mini replica city/casinoes
    but anyone who's been to the real Venice also knows this scene
    a poem that replicates not one but two words effectively
    and so we are left to ask:
    what is real?
    are we all tourists?

    what an amazing city and literally a maze of a city
    ah. . .Venezia, the Guggenheim, the boardwalks in flood times,
    had Thanksgiving dinner there once in '86. Pizza, as I recall.

  3. @Wyrde Says:

    Perfect. Love this. : )

  4. Hana Says:

    Precisely! :)
    And also this image beautifully echoes the reflections theme, which is so central for Venice.

  5. kalaramesh Says:

    Good one, Charles!

  6. Marion Clarke Says:

    I hadn't noticed this was a 5-7-5 until I read the first comment. I love the repetition in sound and the image. The tourists have been captured both on camera and in the water … wonderful!


  7. Gisele LeBlanc Says:

    Love the mix and repetition of sounds in this one. Well done! :)

  8. jeffrey winke Says:


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