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December 12, 2010 / Gio

On The Road Again

I prefer not knowing
What’s around the corner
’round the bend

Her curves are captivating
Each enthralling vista
As she constricts and contracts

Horizons hint, at
Proximal paradises
Earth-shifting, hill-rolling
Highway vagaries…

From blankets of green
To ice caps, majestic
To shoulders of burnt umber, birthing
Rising like giants

Transitory landscapes turn me on
Tune me in
To the open highway
As she swallows me whole
In toothless wanderlust.


© Giovanni Cucullo 2010




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  1. Scent of my heart / Jan 14 2011 5:28 pm

    Reading again about your road … another magical trip to discover! Indeed on of the best I’ve read this week!

  2. Kellie Elmore / Jan 12 2011 1:09 pm

    i love the open road and driving her when i need some me time. this reminds me of Tennessee. i adore this piece. Happy Potluck!
    Kellie Elmore

  3. booguloo / Jan 10 2011 5:17 pm

    On the road again..

  4. Emmanuel Ibok / Jan 10 2011 11:09 am

    “Toothless wanderlust” Awesome!


  5. fiveloaf / Jan 10 2011 3:43 am

    you describe it best giovanni!

  6. liv2write2day / Jan 10 2011 12:48 am

    I love everything about this, Gio. The photo reminds me of the drive I just made through the Nevada desert and Eastern Sierra…and, yes, in life it’s better not to know what’s ahead. We can survive once turn of the wheels at a time.


  7. buttercup600 / Jan 9 2011 11:58 pm

    Sexy and kept me spellbound to the end my friend!! Your writing swallows me whole every single time…been missing you too!! Big hugs dearest Gio oxo

  8. Scent of my heart / Jan 9 2011 11:51 pm

    The unknown of trip ahead of you can really be beautiful and challenging with magic. And what a lovely way you found to put it in words. Great contribution to Potluck!

  9. Jingle / Jan 9 2011 10:39 pm

    genuine poetry here.
    Glad to see you in….



  10. Mary Bach / Dec 14 2010 7:12 am

    Oh, this is great! I am really taken with the phrase, ‘proximal paradise’!

  11. Kelly Hay / Dec 13 2010 6:44 pm

    Beautiful, breathless writing! I too prefer the road of not knowing … when I was younger and people used to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always ~ “Surprised; I want to be surprised.”

  12. Lyn / Dec 13 2010 3:48 pm

    Leave it to Mother Earth to rule the road!! Very polished..

  13. Claudia / Dec 13 2010 2:47 pm

    gio, gio – wonder what road you were travelling here….great write – and yeah – stimulating..

  14. brian / Dec 13 2010 1:18 pm

    yeah that is hot…i am a fan of the open road and old highways and not knowing what is coming…and your blend of sensuality is perfect as that is what i feel for it…

  15. liv2write2day / Dec 13 2010 1:11 pm

    I love the open road feeling you give to this poem. You would love the ride from Reno to So. California that we take a few times each years. Incredible beauty.

  16. Flying Monkey / Dec 13 2010 3:21 am

    I love this! The theme, the way it’s written. Everything about it. I also love the quote by Pierro Ferrucci.

  17. robin ellen lucas / Dec 12 2010 11:54 pm

    i prefer not knowing what’s around the corner either… it’s a mystery waiting

  18. cloakedmonk / Dec 12 2010 11:35 pm

    What a stimulating journey! Thanks.

  19. Reflections / Dec 12 2010 10:30 pm

    Excellent ride… love the smooth bends in the highway images.

  20. dustus / Dec 12 2010 6:47 pm

    You’ve excellent way in setting scenes with suggestive, as well as overt, images and wordplay. Cool how you drop the line “Highway vagaries…” after describing curves and paradise. Cheers, Giovanni. Great write!

  21. Understanding Alice / Dec 12 2010 6:01 pm

    gloriously unlimmited 😀

  22. Gigi Ann / Dec 12 2010 5:35 pm

    Where is my fan, the heat on this drive is overwhelming. Turn on the A/C… What a road trip, I enjoyed it.

  23. Glynn / Dec 12 2010 5:13 pm

    The journey becomes a lover, with curves, surprises and almost physical intensity. Great poem.

  24. hedgewitch / Dec 12 2010 4:25 pm

    Never has a landscape been so sexy, my friend. If you were even talking about a landscape. She was lovely. I also prefer not knowing what’s around the bend–in my life it’s usually been an out of control semi.

  25. hope hayduk / Dec 12 2010 4:00 pm

    ‘proximal paradises’ the art of making love

    amazing write!

  26. Rene Foran / Dec 12 2010 3:56 pm

    what a joyride! like a smooth stretch of highway..get me to that horizon 🙂

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