Thursday, January 3, 2013

Pathway to Paris: A New Year's Resolution

Despite the rain,
 and regardless of the wind, 
Paris, city of lights,
seems the perfect place
to begin the journey forward,
 promising kaleidoscope days
 and enchanting nights;
 a mist of French flair in the air.

Echoes of, 'Je ne sais quoi',
amid the awestruck,
eager to merge with the flow, 
pick up the Parisian pace and
blend with the trend.

 Bewitching and bold,
it seizes your being,
and captures your soul,
until you find your way
to its magic,
and never let it go.

Wishing you all a bright
 and beautiful New Year!

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  1. What beautiful words Poppy! You've captured my favourite city beautifully -

  2. Well written Poppy :) Such a beautiful city and your description matches it perfectly.


  3. Lovely! Happy New Year!!
    xo Kris

  4. Happy New Year Poppy

    A beautiful tribute to a wonderful city. I wish you Paris in your heart

    Helen xx

  5. Poppy,
    You wrote that?! Of course you did. Truth be known, I'm not surprised...but still! I absolutely loved it! You're a true romantic and a playful soul, as if that weren't obvious from your decorating style and other posts...but still! You transported me back to Paris where I was truly "awestruck" and full of Paris envy (in only the best way). Thank you for conjuring that experience up for me again, and even adding to it, Poppy.

  6. Beautiful post!! I have never been to Paris I hope one day, if God gives me an opportunity I will visit the romance city of the world!! I hope you are off to a great start in this New Year!

  7. Beautifully said. LOVE Paris.
    Happy New Year from Canada!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  8. Hi Poppy, I've had a grand time jumping around to read your blog. Your blog brought back lots of memories of my first (and only so far) trip to Paris. Fortunately, my husband and I arrived early for his business part of the trip and were able to take a Greyline tour. The next day, I hopped on the Metro and questioned my sanity about going on a subway by myself. No problems at all. The great memories make me want to return and see more. What is it with red? In the past 3 months, I've added more of it to my home and already had a good bit of it in clothing. Love your Paris poem!

    Happy New Year,

  9. Lovely! Happy New Year to you too! :)

  10. That brings back memories I went to Paris last year we spent a week in Paris by ourselves just wondering around we were lost most of the time but all good fun.

  11. Hello Poppy, I have just found you through your links at Rose Vignettes and Feathered Nest and I am so excited to explore your lovely and interesting blog. I am your new follower and look forward to getting to know you! Linda

  12. Happy New Year, my sweet friend...
    I enjoy your blog so much. It always lifts my spirits and smiles on my day. You have such a wonderful eye for color!
    Blessings to you this coming year...I wish you much happiness!
    Carolynn xxx

  13. Happy new year, with a lot of smiles!!

  14. Happy 2013 New Year Poppy. A lovely poem and picture.

  15. Paris is a place I dream of visiting one day! That's a beautiful sentiment for the New Year, Poppy!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  16. Love the painting and your words.

  17. Happy new year, to you too! My nephew and his wife were in Paris for Christmas and New Years, and I loved seeing the pictures they took.

  18. Hello Poppy, I have given up on my dream to see Paris . . . if you visit please take photos. I loved what you wrote, it is very touching.
    Are you home from your trip to Canada? Back to the sunny skies of Spain :)
    We have snow and weather in the 20's so working on my journal at night has been nice. I just sit in the family room with Steve and we have a fire in the fireplace . . . and watch a little TV . . . nice and cozy and warm.
    Here's wishing you a bright and beautiful new year.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  19. Such a lovely post! I long to make it to Paris one day.

    Happy new year to you!

  20. LOVE the Paris print!! Maybe someday we'll get back to Paris.
    Mary Alice

  21. Beautiful painting and thoughts. We visited Paris summer before last and absolutely loved it. People always on the go with baguette in hand. :) Wishing you a happy, healthy, wonderful new year! Tammy

  22. Poppy, I would love to be in Paris right now. I wish you the best in 2013 and appreciate you joining the Open House party. xx, Sherry

  23. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  24. Beautiful words. I'd love to be in Paris if I could take our sweet Sadie girl. ;-)

  25. Ah... Paris ... A bad day in Paris is still better than a good day anywhere else ... so they say ... I've yet to put that to the test ... Have a wonderful New Year! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!!

  26. I have not been to Paris for 10 years, but keep trying to convince my husband that we need to go to Paris together. That is a good goal for 2014.

  27. So very inspirational Poppy!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!


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