If you seek adventure
don’t let yourself be trapped
in what is shown on maps.
you’ll never meet a stranger
in what’s known, presented.
No, my friend, you must leave
what’s drawn, known, perceived
as safe; your road is scented
in salt and frankincense.
Today De starts May with a Quadrille at dVerse and the world is Map.
May 1, 2023
Ahw man. I thought maybe that was supposed to be a depiction of the librarian, until reading the caption. Love— you’ll never meet a stranger
in what’s known, presented.
your road is scented in salt and frankincense.
It could be the librarian… but it could be anyone locked into what’s familiar.
Eschew the over familiar,….
Indeed… or never learn something.
That’s like a treasure map, Björn! I love tales of adventure and chance encounters. Although I like maps I agree that magical mystery tours are more exciting, especially when the ‘road is scented in salt and frankincense’.
We need to use all our senses to find our way.
YES! I prefer ALL of my roads to be scented in salt, from the sea! Love this, B.
Sea is the best place to dream of adventures.
The glories of getting lost. Lovely.
Only when you are lost will you really find what you are seeking
I love the daring of this new adventure Bjorn. Getting lost is part of the fun.
Love the idea of charting our own map!
Sometimes it’s good to leave the mapped route.
Good choice of image to go with your poem. You are right, no adventure begins until you step off of the well-worn path.
i am now of to seek what has been left of the map. really enjoyed this.
Embrace your own meaning! Love it.
Nice work, Bjorn; I think we’re sharing a wavelength.
Good one! While on vacation, my husband and I say, “There are no wrong turns.”
Luv your caution. Yes indeed the real adventure is uncharted. The image you chose to complement your poem works well.
Great advice in this poem.
A poem of wisdom to sail new adventures you must be willing to leave the shore.
Love it. Follow your nose!
I enjoyed the read, Bjorn. Thank you
I was reminded of the children in the forest
leaving markers as the went along.
I love the images of “salt and frankincense” as a road; it makes me think of the expectations of belief, but also, as the other side of the coin – travel and wanderings.
I concur with this sentiment, one mus go beyond the map to find something beautiful! 🥰
Definitely my credo as well!!!
“your road is scented in salt and frankincense.” Gorgeous! Sometimes we have to venture onto the uncharted path to discover what is known and unknown. 😊
Ah yes … the road less traveled? Cheers, Bjorn.
I love the rhyme in this. It’s snappy and fun.
Spoken like a true wanderer. Sometimes it’s as easy as stepping off the path.
I love this for both the sweet ideas and the expert rhyming.