Writing Desks I Have Known

Writing Desks I Have Known

On the road, you know
Any perch will do

Once under an overturned rowboat
On chill Swedish tundra
Fending off the mosquitoes
For just one more word
Before midnight’s nightfall
And a welcome sleep

But what this writer loves
Is a table, a chair and a view
Overlooking the sea, perhaps
Or a river, and its teeming scene

Wendy's in Nanaimo
Wendy’s in Nanaimo
Cafes, bistros and pubs
And rustic cabin decks
Or one by the window
On planes, buses or trains

No need for comforts
Though writing’s more pleasant
Just time, and solitude
Even amid the hectic world’s presence

A place where words come
From sources unknown
Leading me on journeys
Aside from the one which I’m on

Reef Point Oceanfront B&B
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, July 23, 2015

This is Day Four of my responses to the Five Photos, Five Stories challenge. The challenge rules: “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days, and tell a story about each photo. The story can be truth or fiction, poetry or prose. Each day one must also nominate a fellow blogger to participate in the challenge.”

Since I post at least one photo and story a day already, I’ll up the ante… last Wednesday, I started what will probably work out to be a five day road and ferry trip. So, on each day I’ll post a photograph taken that day, along with a story. (Which should be interesting as I’m still working out the kinks of my photographic and writing workflow on this tablet I’m travelling with.)

OK. Today I cheated a little bit. I shot the featured photo on Thursday, while I was at the Reef Point Oceanfront B&B writing An artistic encounter with Nature. (But, come on, as a writer’s desk it’s pretty freakin’ ideal. Doncha think?) However, I did shoot the photo of the writing desk Wendy’s letting me use at her home in Nanaimo ealier this morning. And it, rather than Reef Point, was the inspiration for this post. As writing desks go, it’s pretty awesome too. And, I wrote this while sitting there. 🙂

Thank you, Jennifer Nichole Wells, for laying down the white glove of this challenge.

For the last bit of today’s challenge, I nominate Ben Truesdale, of Distilled Voice, just because I love his poetry, and because he does post images with them every now and again, and I’m interested to see what he’ll do with this challenge.

As I write these, they’ll show up on the Five Photos Five Stories tag page, but in reverse order of the days posted.