I thought I'd look back to what I was doing writing-wise in February a few years back. In 2014, I took part in Tabatha Yeatts' "Directory of Imaginary Poems" project.
The New Peppermint Bay
Come sail your good ship to the all
new Peppermint Bay Hotel and Resort.
Peppermint Bay is proud to have been
named Lush Magazine's "Ultimate
Vacation Destination" for the year 2014.
No lollipops, bon-bons, or lemonade here!
Exotic native-dressed waitstaff will serve you
locally distilled mango, banana, fig, coconut,
or, our signature Peppermint Bay schnapps.
And for those who "harbor" fond memories
of the original Peppermint Bay, we also carry
devil's food cake and caramel flavors, too!
After dancing the night away to the music
of Cracker Jack's Steel Drum Band enjoy
a relaxing dip in an all natural bay water
pool, then hop into our boat-shaped beds
...and dream away!
© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
This poem wasn't the one I submitted to Tabatha for the Directory, that one you'll find here.
Peppermint Bay was originally featured in this song sung by Shirley Temple:
Be sure to stop by Michelle H. Barnes' Today Little Ditty where it's my turn as a guest blogger. And you should definitely stop by Check It Out where Jone is hosting this week's Round-Up.
Love it! JetReplyDelete
I could use a little relaxing by the bay right now, how about you?Delete
Such a fun poem. I can picture myself there, with the "exotic native-dressed waitstaff." Colin would look good in a loincloth. Maybe it's just me. :DReplyDelete
I imagine he would look good in a loincloth, but not as good as he does in a wet shirt!Delete
Thanks for the throw back smile today, Diane! =)ReplyDelete
A smile is good!Delete
Diane, I wrote a response but it must have vanished. Here we go again. Thanks for taking me down memory lane with Shirley Temple and going on a fantasy tour of Peppermint Bay Hotel and Resort. I always love to read through your poetry.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Carol. Shirley Temple played a big part in my early days.Delete
Oh, I remember being swept away by Shirley Temple movies when I was a little girl!ReplyDelete
Me, too, Jane. The music, the dancing...Delete
Love Shirley Temple! Your poems are always a joy to read.ReplyDelete
And it's a joy to me to have readers!Delete
Love it despite despising peppermint! :-)ReplyDelete
Peppermint is a good ant repellent, in case you're ever plagued by ants!Delete
I love those Imaginary Poems, and I'm glad for the reminder and your poem, Diane. Great advertisement!ReplyDelete
Those Imaginary Places poems were a fun challenge.Delete
Wowie zowie. Look how far we've come as consumers. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Maybe I'm reading more into this poem than you intended, Diane, but I do love that characteristic DM sass.
Lord, knows what I had intended back in 2014! I barely remember my intentions from two weeks ago. Sass, however, is a given.Delete
Thanks for the walk back to the Imaginary Poems, Diane! I'm glad to see this one (and the video). I remember the song well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for coming up with that fun exercise!Delete
Shirley Temple creeps me out. So does the contrast between her version of Peppermint Bay and yours!ReplyDelete
I'll bet you have the same reaction to Kellyanne.Delete
Oh, I remember watching this movie with my kids...but I like your Peppermint Bay much better, Diane...wish I could get myself there soon!ReplyDelete
Warm waters, relaxation, sipping a cocktail...I'm ready!Delete
So refreshing, Diane! And thanks for all the goodies shared over at Michelle's, too.ReplyDelete
OK, I'm in.....off to click on the link to Tabatha's challenge. It's too good to pass up. And, I'm so in the mood for something happy these days. I second Robyn's thanks for all the goodies over on Michelle's blog. Awesome links. I've followed all the newsletters on twitter and just....wow!ReplyDelete
The new Peppermint bay sounds like my kind of place!ReplyDelete
I"ll take the "boat-shaped bed" Diane it sounds lovely, as is your poem! Thanks for a wonderful accompaniment by Shirley Temple too, what a treat!ReplyDelete