If you were a place

This was not a poem, but part of an IM conversation I had with a friend close to eight years ago. Today, she turned 40 and it made me think of this.

If you were a place,
It would live by gentle seas
Deep blue sky, with purple hues
A hot southern breeze
Hints of exotic fragrances would fill the air
Like lemongrass or lavender
You would turn, smiling,
There would be a great flash of light to fill the sky
All of your footsteps would leave sparkles of light,
And the world would smell sweeter,
Seem brighter, as you neared.



  1. You wrote that to her in an IM conversation and she let you get away? What;s wrong with that woman? lol

    1. Ha. She lives in Johannesburg. 🙂

  2. cecilia says:

    if you were a place.. hmm.. let me think on it..

    1. I’d be in serious need of repair.

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  4. Hanno Phenn says:

    I wish I could write so well.Great words.Thanks Bill.

    1. I appreciate the kind words. It’s easier than you think. You just allow yourself to say what you feel without worrying about sounding foolish.

      1. Hanno Phenn says:

        I was just putting you on. I just thought it was so lovely said.

  5. Bob Mills says:

    Whoever this was for… Has your heart my friend!

  6. that’s a gorgeous thing to say to someone. Actually, it’s an interesting way to think of someone, as a place. If YOU were a place, Bill, what would you be like?

    1. A bit run down, with traffic noise and an old guy yelling for us to get out of his yard.

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