Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Sevilla


Thanks for stopping by. I hope these winter storms didn’t cause you too much headache. Three winter storms in one week in my neck of the woods. Sorry I didn’t participate last weekend. I was attending a writing conference in Columbus all day Saturday, and I needed to catch up on school work on Sunday. There will be the odd weekend where I can’t participate (school comes first, I’m afraid).

I’m offering a poem from Reflections & Dreams, which is my unpublished poetry collection. This poem is entitled, Sevilla, which is about the city of Seville in southern Spain.

Along the narrow paved street,
Balconies draped in green and white,
Lanky man strums the chords,
Of the Gypsy melody.

Look up at golden watch tower,
Lasting impression of the Moorish triangle,
A badge, a symbol,
For locals to call their own.

Locals take refuge in casa,
From midday sun’s blistering touch,
They call it the ‘open oven’,
Resting peacefully until sundown.

Nightfall, the city awakens,
Tapas and golden brew bring smiles.
Listening to stories of sadness,
Through thundering dance.

Rhythm and euphoria meet,
Penetrating young souls of the night,
Expunge black memories,
Until the sun returns to smile again.


It’s hard to relate to if you’ve never been. It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and if I had to recommend one city to visit in Spain, it would be Seville. I’d love to know your thoughts. Click on Weekend Writing Warriors for the official list of today’s participating writers. I apologize my previous post not allowing comments. I don’t know how that happened, but hopefully there are no “glitches” this week.

I will be out winter hiking today, so please don’t be offended if I don’t get around to commenting on your posts. Enjoy your Sunday!

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16 thoughts on “Weekend Writing Warriors/#8Sunday – Sevilla

  1. Lovely poem Frank! You have so much talent! I hope the weather starts to let up at some point. Personally, I think that this winter thing has gone on long enough. I’m ready for spring

  2. Beautiful! You have a gift, Frank. I was right there under the blistering sun watching the lanky man. Well done.

  3. Oh my goodness Frank, this is so expressive. People often say that guys don’t express emotion well, but you did a fantastic job here. Your word choices make it clear not only that *you* love the city, but that locals love living there. Makes me want to go 🙂

  4. You brought me right into the scene from the first stanza. Lovely, I feel the heat, the sounds, the dancing

  5. siobhanmuir

    Lovely images provoked by your poem, Frank. I think you captured the city perfectly. Nicely done. 🙂

  6. OK, now I feel as if I have been there and I want to go right back! Excellent excerpt (and you’re certainly right that school has to come first 🙂

  7. What a beautiful poem, Frank. It makes me want to go to Sevilla. I’ve only been there once and I was a child.

  8. Oh, I agree about Seville. Love Spain, and love your poem. You really capture the feel of the place.

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