Key West Couplets – Part Two


Welcome to this week’s Margarita Moment, the second of a three-part homage to the Conch Republic–Key West. Feel free to check out Key West Couplets – Part One if you missed it.

Irish Kevin's Bar

Key West is Hogaritas, Ultimate Margaritas, Corona with limes,

Rum punch, Flying Monkeys’ frozen concoctions, our favorite red wines.

Happy Hour that begins each day ’round about noon,

Laidback island music, with a work-to-live motto and a steel drum tune.

Jolyse Barnett Photography

Key West is James Audubon, Tennessee Williams, and Chesney,

Jimmy Buffett, Mel Fisher, McGillis, and Winfrey.

Cigars rolled by Cubans and beaches made from soft Bahamian sand,

Home of the Navy, Coast Guard, and factories where turtles were once canned.

Jolyse Barnett Photography

Key West is upper, mid, and lower Duval,

Art boutiques, souvenir shops, and occasional vendor stall,

Piano bars, sports bars, and others with history or flare,

All ending at a cobblestone street that leads to a boardwalk and Mallory Square.

Jolyse Barnett Photography

Key West is tanning at Smathers, Higgins, Fort Zack, and South Beach,

Snapping photos of butterflies, exploring the world of banyon trees, and birds out of reach…

Until next Monday, when we finish our poetic tour of Key West, here’s a song by one of my favorite American Idol artists, Phil Phillips, with his beautiful homage to someone special. Wherever you may be, may it be the place you make your home.

What place would you like to call home?

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill Weatherholt
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 09:34:00

    I love this Jolyse! This series is like a mini-vacation for me! Thanks! 🙂

  2. sandylrowland
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 18:57:19

    It’s cold here in Utah, and your blog is making me crave the sun. I was raised a Southern California girl and the winter chill is kicking my butt already. Why am I hear? Husband. Enough said.
    Thanks for the music, the warm breeze and the sun.
    I can dream.

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Dec 14, 2012 @ 16:29:06

      Hi Sandy! I’m glad I could bring you a little sunshine and warm breeze to your chilly Utah. Cold weather can be nice too, though, giving you both an excuse to cuddle. Enjoy the season. 🙂

  3. Donna Coe-Velleman
    Dec 11, 2012 @ 23:08:16

    Love the banyon trees and the sunset. Thanks for the little taste.

  4. Marcia
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 22:02:40

    I’d love to make Key West my home! If not,at least somewhere south of NY. Love the images you’re poems evoke! thanks, Jolyse!

  5. J Holmes
    Dec 16, 2012 @ 14:36:21

    Hi Jolyse. Nicely done. You made me want to visit Key west. You should be getting a commission from the Chamber of Commerce.

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