The Aloofer Vancouver Manoeuvre

DSC04571AnElephantCant describe the pleasures he finds
As he rambles round downtown Vancouver
Surrounded by mountains
It has really cool fountains
He wishes for once that his words could be smoother
DSC04565The morning skies light up his eyes
Dawn breaks over his marina
So bright and sharp
Uplifts his heart
The air could not be cleaner
DSC04552He meanders happily through Gastown
A wonderful place for a walk
To his great delight
He spots this astonishing sight
A functioning steam powered clock
DSC04521He visits the famous Coal Harbour
With spectacular views to the north
Tankers and orange cranes
He watches seaplanes
Skimming the waves before taking off
DSC04522Everywhere your Elephant looks
He sees marvellous creations
Totems of wood
Sculptures so good
The art of the people who are the First Nations
DSC04537The city is a gallery of artwork
Many highs and very few lows
It nurtures his spirit
He has no words for it
There is beauty wherever he goes
DSC04415He strolls across the Granville Bridge
For AnElephant a challenging manoeuvre
He loves the views
He sings the blues
He will be sad to leave Vancouver
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About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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13 Responses to The Aloofer Vancouver Manoeuvre

  1. pennycoho says:

    I agree with Roxi, What gorgeous photographs. The verses are fun and clever (as usual) and the clock is just way cool! 🙂

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  2. emmylgant says:

    Emmy is dazzled
    Practically frazzled,
    By all the beauty
    AnElephantCan see.
    Merci.

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  3. Alastair says:

    Excellent poem to go with marvellous photos. I have (had) a relative who lives (lived) in Canada and it was somewhere I contemplated thinking.

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  4. ladysighs says:

    What good is a blog without AnElephantCant
    Hear the Lady’s Sighs
    Perhaps he will visit very soon
    ‘Twould be a nice surprise

    His floppy ears just like a fan
    Would keep her nice and cool
    Curled in the warmth of his trunk
    Well she always was a fool

    A little cautious warning though
    Her blog he best not clutter
    Or he’ll get no peanuts there
    Only peanut butter

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  5. Cool pictures and verses. Love the steam powered clock! I’ve never seen one of those before.

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