Literary Lines We Love: Adventure Away

My favorite thing about place-based poems is how they have the ability to evoke images of landscapes you may have never seen before. In reading them, we invent interpretations that are uniquely our own, and there’s something supernatural about that. Whether or not you’ve been to the Big Apple, or crossed the country on a whim, why not take a little literary trip with us via these away-we-go quotes?

Quote image credits: “Steps” by Frank O’Hara, Lunch Poems. “Prayer for My Son” by James Applewhite, A Book of Luminous Things. “Trip Hop” by Geoffrey Brock. “Go Greyhound” by Bob Hicok. 

If only photos could capture such magic. Do you keep a journal when you travel?

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.

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6 Comments

  1. Eliza 06/28/2012 at 5:21 am #

    I certainly do! I love keeping record of all of the unique things I get to try and do. Great quotes!

  2. Meghan Tutolo 06/29/2012 at 6:44 am #

    O’Hara and Hicok! Two of my favorites! (:

    Thanks for posting these… they made my day!

    xo
    mpt

    • Laura (ModCloth) 06/29/2012 at 12:04 pm #

      I’m glad you enjoyed them, ladies! They just make you want to curl up with some books outdoors this weekend, don’t they?

  3. Cari 07/01/2012 at 11:07 am #

    Absolutely love these. SO inspiring. They’re giving me major wanderlust. Ugh, these are just too cool – combining prettiness and poetry so well.

  4. Kaila Peterson 07/05/2012 at 5:45 pm #

    I kept a journal once when we went on a road trip across the country to visit family. I didnt write many entries but I found the journal and read through it, some good memories I’d forgotten. The poems made me remember them again.

    • Laura (ModCloth) 07/16/2012 at 5:43 pm #

      Kalia, that’s so cool to hear! I bet it was like meeting up with a distant friend!

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