Las Ramblas

Loud noise excitement of Las Ramblas,
vendedores ambulantes,
mendigas-- beggars, and barkers,
competing for attention with the
smells of tapas and sweat and
scantily-clad touristas in a rush.

The joy of being here, now,
the birds cooing and the breeze
blowing the sheer curtains,
smell of wood, scent of adventure.

Earth-speak,
greening power of love,
open to the day.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2018

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