Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Week 10 Challenge: a place name

Croatia is a lovely country in so many ways and the coast and Adriatic Sea are particularly beautiful

We were there at the tail end of the Croatia - Bosnia war in the mid 1980s as I was invited to give a talk at the University in Zagreb. Because of the was the country was grieving and welcomed us warmly - it was desolate in terms of tourists - there were no more than a few couples at the large seaside resort we stayed at and the tourist city of Dubrovnik was hauntingly quiet and very peaceful and serene.

The people were lovely. But it was still a bit of a war zone. And to drive from Split to Dubrovnik you had to go through a small bit of Bosnia. The armed presence and check points everywhere as well as all of the signs that warned to not leave the road due to land mines was a little scary ... but the scariest part was driving a rental car on the cliffs of the curvy narrow coastal highway that others took quite fast.

Truly an inspiring place with its geography, old history, recent war, and amazing people.

Lyrics: 

V1
driving from Split
to Dubrovnik
over cliffs by the
Adriatic Sea

the costal highway
with its twisting turns
over rocky ledges
sets my spirit free

C1
Croatia speaks to me
with a beauty that transcends
Croatia holds for me
memories of dear friends

V2
drinking coffee
in Dubrovnik
on a rugged
cobblestone street

thick medieval walls
are blank pages
for poetry writing
deep inside of me

C2
Croatia is the most
special place I have been
Croatia calls to me
to return there soon again

V3
swimming in the
clear blue waters
off the sun soaked shore
near plaza dance beach

then lying on
warm boulders in
the warm blowing sea breeze
carrying peaceful dreams

C1
Croatia speaks to me
with a beauty that transcends
Croatia holds for me
memories of dear friends

C2
Croatia is the most
special place I have been
Croatia calls to me
to return there soon again



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

Nice lyric. I was there first time in maybe 1975! It was beautiful and untouched! Its still very pretty. Well captured!

atitlan's picture

A very visual set of lyrics - we see the place through your eyes and feel your love for it, too. It's somewhere that's on my 'must visit' list.

cindyrella's picture

I've seen videos of Croatia that are incredible and I can picture this so well. Those cobblestone streets and the beautiful sea. Another wonderful write!

sph's picture

Croatia is beautiful. But when I was there just a few years ago many houses in the back country still showed bullet holes of that inglorious war.