Roaming in Rome

Montezumola By Montezumola, 21st Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have travelled to Rome many times - enjoy the photos I have snapped and read my first poetic prose about the Italian capital.

Benvenuti a Roma (Welcome to Rome)

As this sits in the poetry section I shall not digress it into a travel guide or itinerary.
Suffice to say, the story of Rome is familiar with much of the world. Since its humble beginnings in 752-753 BC it has now morphed itself into the "Eternal City". Rome is a most complex city, built on many layers of human existence - quite literally. For you can step into a church, and underneath it acting as its foundations are ruins of a more ancient past.

When time permits I may write up an alternative travel guide to Rome (did you know there is an ancient pyramid here, as seen in the photo?), away from the beaten track; but for now, I leave you with this poem ...

Roaming in Rome - by Montezumola


"The plane touches down on the runway
Beat those blues, tis only Monday

As I experience the Roman sun
I smile, I'm happy, my mind starts to run

Hoards of travellers are all around me
Every nationality, there seems to be

I begin my journey bound for the hotel
The taxi driver, thinking he's Vettel

I try to sleep but my mind won't let me
My excitement so great as to what I will see

Early next morning I grab a cappuccino
A boy in the cafe is reading the Beano

I stumble across the Trevi Fountain
Throw in a coin, while others are lounging

The Colosseum soon comes into view
Be patient now, for there is some queue

The ruins of Ancient Rome are sprawled all around
Its legacy now eternally bound

This merely scratches the surface; there is much more to say
Maybe I will divulge it some other day."


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author avatar Montezumola
Born and bred in Gloucester with Italian roots I haven't indulged in poetry since my student days many moons ago! I will be doing whatever comes into my head, so hang on - this may be a bumpy ride ...

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
21st Apr 2011 (#)

Nice poem, as I have not been there I would also enjoy a travel guide, and to learn more about the Roman pyramid.

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author avatar Montezumola
21st Apr 2011 (#)

Cheers Mark - don't go booking anything yet until I've published my bespoke guide to Rome ;-)

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author avatar Songbird B
21st Apr 2011 (#)

Nice article and poem, Montezumola...You can read your passion for this wonderful city within your words. Am looking forward to your next article...Great share..

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author avatar Montezumola
21st Apr 2011 (#)

Thanks Songbird - it is my favourite place! :-)

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author avatar D in The Darling
21st Apr 2011 (#)

Beautiful poem. You've molded your travel and your passion for Rome like dough and yeast. It's not just you whose face is swelling with joy. I love this.

Thanks for sharing and keep them coming.

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author avatar Montezumola
23rd Apr 2011 (#)

Dinthedarling - thank you for your very kind words.

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author avatar ashart
1st May 2011 (#)

Nice poem. Rome is in my travel list. Would love to visit it in the near future!

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author avatar Montezumola
18th May 2011 (#)

Ashart - if you need any advice on a trip to Rome then get in touch! :-)

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author avatar Donatella
26th Jan 2013 (#)

Nice to hear such enthusiasm for Rome (quite deserved...).
Whoever is interested in the Italian language and in the discovery of Rome may have a look at our website: www.languageandthecity.com.

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