Key West Couplets–The End

Welcome to this week’s homage to the Conch Republic. The world didn’t come to an end, but this poem is complete. Feel free to check out Key West Couplets–Part One or Key West Couplets–Part Two if you missed them. Enjoy!

Jolyse Barnett Photography

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

Snapping photos of butterflies and exotic birds out of reach,

Exploring Truman’s Little White House and tall banyon trees,

Dreaming of pirates at Mel Fisher Museum, another treasure of the keys.

Jolyse Barnett Photography

Key West is mopeds, skateboards, tour trolleys, and Conch Cruisers,

Paddleboards, Sunset Key Ferry, pink taxis, and scooters.

Cruise ships, motorboats, houseboats, and sea planes buzzing by,

Luxury yachts and masted boats with their sails flying high.

Whether you devour dessert at Better Than Sex,

Or sip sweet champagne as you watch the sun set,

Whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears,

You’ll forget all the worries, the minutia of fears…

Path to Paradise

Key West is escape, where the two of you can play,

Reconnecting with each other on a romantic holiday.

Jolyse Barnett Photography

In the mood for a little island music? Here’s a soothing version of “I’m Yours” on a beautiful set of steel drums–a perfect escape.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jill Weatherholt
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:48:42

    Beautiful photos, Jolyse! Ahhhh, I love the steel drums, they almost made me forget it’s 30 degrees outside! Have a Merry Christmas!

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Dec 22, 2012 @ 10:51:43

      Thanks, Jill. It’s a chilly one for sure. If you close your eyes as you listen to the music, you can almost feel the warm ocean breeze caress your sun kissed skin. Ahhhh.

  2. Rhonda Hopkins
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 14:47:35

    Loved these! And such awesome photos…. Thanks for sharing! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! 🙂

  3. Christine Ashworth
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 15:51:33

    YAY, Jolyse! What a wonderful thing for this chilly day! Merry Christmas my dear. So glad to hang out here!

  4. Marcia
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 13:39:00

    This is just what I needed right now! I’m making believe I’m in Key West on a beach, feeling the warm ocean breeze. Love this song. It was the theme song for my daughters wedding. But here it just makes me think of summer! Thanks Jolyse!

    • Jolyse Barnett
      Dec 28, 2012 @ 15:52:32

      You’re welcome, Marcia. I’m working on a riddle to share with you on your blog post about our family’s crazy holiday, too. 🙂 Happy New Years!

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