Archie - The Vagabond
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The Vagabond

My lungs inflated
My shoulders broadened
Such was the magic of nature
The air, mountains and trees!

And with this beautiful tree as my crown
I am all set to travel far and beyond
Cross lakes, seas and oceans
And be what I was meant to be… The β€ͺVagabond!

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This morning as my sleepy eyes looked at my Iphone, I wondered which picture I should post on Instagram (being the crazy Instagrammer I have turned into these days… oh well…). As I looked through the phone gallery, I came across this featured image which I clicked when we went to the Smokies two weeks back on a family vacation. I saw Β the picture and found it stunning (well yes, I am a narcissist and proudly so πŸ™‚ but this was more because of the spectacular vista behind me. When I was clicking the picture, I didn’t realize that the tree was right behind me and looked like a crown of sorts. I only noticed it this morning when my sluggish eyes were searching for the best picture of the day for Instagram. And the moment I noticed the tree, the words just flew… the eyes were sluggish but the mind was perceptive and the result? My first poem on my travel blog! Boy, am I a happy camper today…

Here’s the full picture!

Archie - The Vagabond!

Archie – The Vagabond!

Hope you enjoy reading these lines as much as I loved writing them…

Love and hugs, Archie

One who is born with wings has many stories to tell. I was a born wayfaring story-teller! But then, how does a chirpy story-teller who also has wings on her back and wheels on her feet find a colossal audience to recount those sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes eccentric encounters. I realised there was no other way I could narrate my tales to the world unless i started penning them down in black and white. That's how TravelwithArchie was born. I love calling myself a vagabond! One who dreams about places and then travels there to see how they look in the real world. Come, borrow my wings for a while and see the world with my lens!

  • I see Ulysses πŸ˜€ You did catch the magic again πŸ™‚

  • It does look like a crown…. Beautiful words!
    xx
    http://www.aparnamudi.com

    • Thank you so much Aparna… happy to see you here after so long πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • rameshsood

    Lovely poem… You have emerged… Here is mine on my first ever Air Travel NDelhi to Pune when I turned 50… Late but then it started ..and became pretty regular.. Yet what i experienced in the first one…was never experienced again.. Archana.. I would definitely look forward to feedback from you… http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2010/05/my-first-air-travel.html

    • Hi RS! Thank you so much. Sure will read it right away 😊😊 thanks for sharing it with me! 😊

  • Mandira Adhikari

    This picture is indeed very beautiful ans so are the lines! The color of your outfit somehow beautifully matches with the background!
    http://www.docdivatraveller.com

    • Awww really? I didn’t realize that at all. Thank you so much Mandira 😊 Happy that you liked the entire package! Cheers 😊

  • Datta Ghosh

    Being a Vagabond is such a joy!

  • Santosh

    Looking lovely Archana πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Santosh. Btw, I hope you enjoyed reading the poem also πŸ˜‹

  • Vishal Bheeroo

    The Mind and travel Vagabond lost and finding herself in nature. Love it loads:)

    • Ya ya exactly like that! Thank you so much Vishal 😊

  • Raj Vora

    Nice Haircut! πŸ™‚

  • Priyanka

    Lovely Archie! πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful poem, Archie. And I agree with Datta πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Ravish! I agree with her too. Can anyone disagree with the sweet and charming Datta? 😊😊

  • Rat

    nice click and lovely lines to go with it. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much Meera! Happy you liked both 😊

  • Subhadip Mukherjee

    Heheheheh sounds so like me aka “IndianVagabond” πŸ™‚

    • Lol… I know I know! But guess what… Am happy that the name of the poem atleast got you to write something on my blog πŸ˜‹

      • Subhadip Mukherjee

        Ok ok…. tomorrow I am dedicating my whole day to comment on 50 of of post… P.s.I read all but dont post response as I am super lazy πŸ˜‰

        • Whooaaaa!!!! Am so looking forward to those comments πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I never doubted that you read all my posts… I just wasn’t aware of the ‘lazy Subhadip’ bit! Lol

  • Awesome pic πŸ™‚

  • Beautiful poem πŸ™‚

  • Read and re read the poem! Lovely!

    • Thank you so much Shaivi. Glad you liked it. Do make time to read my A to Z challenge posts on American cities. Would love to know what you think. Cheers 😊

  • bushra

    Lovely πŸ˜€ I was too busy staring at your hair to notice that crown πŸ˜€

    • Awww!!! Thanks much Bushra. I remember you write this on FB too! Can’t tell you how long I took to make the decision to chop off my long tresses πŸ˜‹ Hugs! 😊

  • Loved the way you described the picture Archana! You look so happy in it πŸ™‚

    • I sure was super happy… nothing makes me more happy than traveling to the mountains… thanks Swati πŸ™‚ xoxo

  • socialmaharaj

    Ce Parfait ! A perfect poem for a perfect traveler ! Always look forward for some ‘ghumakkad’ posts πŸ˜‰

    • Merci beaucoup monsieur! hahaha… love the word ghumakkad πŸ™‚ Thanks Atul… πŸ™‚

  • Purba Chakraborty

    wow…what a lovely picture and a beautiful poem! Love you Archie, the vagabond <3

    • And the vagabond loves her beautiful writer friend πŸ™‚ Thanks Purba πŸ™‚ <3

  • Aniruddha Shrivastava

    Nice poem. Super pic.

  • sreedhar Bhattaram

    The words Vagabond, Exploration and Nature forever go together.. Well said, Archana!

  • i b arora

    you sure have a way with words, nice lines

    • Aroraji – your kind words make me feel on top of the world… but I have miles to go… and have ideals like you who make me realize there is so much yet to achieve in the world of writing πŸ™‚ Thank you for making time to read my posts πŸ™‚

  • Rajesh

    Nice photo.

  • Hey Vagabond. Keep it going and do let me know when you come this side. πŸ™‚

    • btw, I like your crown too. πŸ™‚

      • me too me too… and that was the precise reason and inspiration for the little poem Dee πŸ˜‰ Thanks πŸ™‚

    • Hey dearie… sure I will πŸ™‚ I have been dying to… it’s been ages since I traveled to the West Coast :'(

  • Very nice poem i would say perfect.

  • My Alwar

    Classic picture Archie!
    You did justice to that pic seriously….

    • Thank you so much buddy! You have been such a regular reader of all my posts and I don’t even know your name. Can you please enlighten me? πŸ™‚

  • Jyothi D’mello

    A poem straight from your heart and such a fitting pic to go with it x

    • Thank you so much Jyothi. Am super glad you like the lines, the pic and the girl in the pic too (my assumption) :-p love hugs πŸ™‚

  • Beautifully penned

  • Just what a Vagabond is like! Nicely done πŸ™‚

    • Hi Vaisakhi – welcome to Travel with Archie! Thanks my dear πŸ™‚

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