Vietnam – Halong Bay


It’s April of 2021 and Day 22 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 22 Country: Vietnam

“Ha long” means a descending dragon. Halong bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination where travelers can take a boat ride to appreciate this natural wonder and breath-taking natural landscapes. The significant part of the bay is thousands of limestone karsts and isles in numerous shapes and sizes. The limestones have gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. Hạlong Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species which think is astounding. The bay consists of around 1600 limestone monolithic islands each topped with thick jungle vegetation, rising spectacularly from the ocean. There are also abundant lakes in these limestone islands.

Credits: by Taewangkorea – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=83218

Poem:

I wonder sometimes,
How does the earth,
Smile, rejoice, cry?
Does it smile,
Painting landscapes?
Does it rejoice, in flowers?
Does it cry,
Looking at us?

Every emotion is balanced with other. Beauty and the beast are always together.

Hungary – Heritage


It’s April of 2021 and Day 08 of the A to Z challenge. This year, I am doing the theme – “Travel the World.” I am visiting countries from A to Z and presenting stories with 8 line poems.

Day 08 Country: Hungary

I am talking about the country’s capital – Budapest, which strengths in commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, etc. Because of several monuments of classical architecture, Budapest’s central area, along with the Danube river, is classified as World Heritage Site. From as ancient times as Roman to contemporary, Budapest has architecturally noteworthy buildings in an extensive range. Shown in the figure is the famous Chain Bridge.

Credits: by Wilfredor – Own work, CC0,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26946353

Poem:

You build the walls,
Put in windows,
Art and craft,
Design and dwell.
Every soul,
That reaches there,
Gives then the definition,
Of completeness.

We all go places, to take a part and leave behind a part. Completeness is a foolish word, for truly, it might never be.