Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Boats on Naples Bay
One gigantic mirror
Smooth, clear, unruffled
Every sound muffled

Overcast day, bit of fog
Unusual for sunny Naples
A Fish jumped, making waves
In ever-outreaching circles.


Naples bay is Gulf water's extension
Which is reaching out to all, even me.
Nestled In sweet right arm of the sea
Is south-most of this peninsula.

Olde City of Naples:
And it is where I ought to be
At this moment viewing through picture window

Work of The Master Who created artists--
Who created art! Sitting,
Sitting! I could not stand. (This vistaed glory!)

The dentist's chair swings around,
Two over me hover,
Smooth, clear, unruffled
And every sound--muffled


Unknown Mami said...

I do not like that view.

Sylvia K said...

I'm just curious as to how you caught this shot! Pretty wild!! Hope your week is going well, Steve.


Brian Miller said...

so how did you take that shot steve? smiles. thanks for the images of naples as well...one day i will get back...hope you had no cavities...nice one shot!

Ben Langhinrchs said...

What an unusual and creative poem, and a great (if disturbing) picture to go with it.

Carrie Burtt said...

One chair I hate to be in....the dentist's chair....love what you did with this one Steve! Brilliant one shot! :-)

Teresa said...

Very fun! Nice One Shot!

Cindybrown said...

Wow that picture freaked me out a little..Nice one shot!

dustus said...

The picture bugged me out immediately, bringing back nightmares of a root canal. But then, it's like whatever the dentist gave me finally kicked in and... a beautiful poem emerges making the reader forget the image until the perception of those sounds return. Incredibly imaginative. Wow

Beachanny said...

Really cool interesting and a little funny in one go! Loved the picture you gave of Naples and clever the way you turned it to go with your image. Good work, Steve. Thanks for your extremely kind comments at my place. Gay @beachanny

Jerry said...

Thanks for reminding me...I am overdue for a cleaning!...Wish my dentist was in Naples.

PattiKen said...

Any view from an Old Naples window is better than this one, even that of a dowager draped in conspicuous consumption, blindly maneuvering her silver Mercedes into a "No Parking" spot on 3rd Street S.

joanny said...

Your poems are great, but the photo well a little scary,


Eric Alder said...

Gimme the nitrous oxide! An unespected and interesting turn there at the end, Steveroni... nice One Shot!

Claudia said...

i hate going to the dentist...but i very much liked your poem steve...and nice pic..out of the depths of the throat...agh...

drybottomgirl said...

Our dentist loves my family. We seem to spend a lot of money there! Nice images, but like the first one best!

Lu Ann said...

Amazing One shot!

Ive been missing you!!!

By the way I love the new banner!


annie and katrin said...

reading this funny poem, i wondered where you live, I am going to new mexico you know, i see, which is half way :)

signed...bkm said...

Nice one shot Steve....hate the dentist....two hover over....ah!!! just give me drugs...bkm

Caroline said...

Hi! This is an amazing shot, though I loathe being in that position! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and now leading over here to yours!! I'll be back!

moondustwriter said...

A chair with a view???

Steve you have the greatest stories

Enjoy the masters (the old ones)

Moon smiles

Syd said...

I like Naples, especially where the Reserve is on Keywadin Island. It is a great place, but I suppose it is getting more and more developed. I don't like the view from the dentist's chair.

Crown of Beauty said...

Incredible photo. How in the world did you manage to take it?


Adoption of Jane said...

Love it!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Too scary/but interesting! I wonder how you could take that picture.

Hope you have a nice weekend!

B :D

Ces said...

Nice teeth! Did you shrink yourself and went inside someone's mouth? Heheheh.

Mr. Roni, our new BBB leaf mobile is up and we are flying!

Bing (PinkLady) said...

such deep reflections while seated on a dentist's chair... i don't blame you though. a visit to the dentist would surely make me wish i was somewhere else. nice shot on the prompt!

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Just passing by to say hi!


Jannie Funster said...

I am so due for the dentist. Any month now I'll go.

Hubby and I love Florida's west coast. When we were 6 months pregnant we had a nice little tour. The Edison- Ford estate was a highlight. And as I recall, don't all the stop signs in Naples have crown molding on them? I think it was Naples! Looked more than spiffy.

And hey, really liking your header pic a lot -- when I make your sidebar button this week I'll use it -- thanks for an easy pleasing graphic, Steveroni!


Crown of Beauty said...

Hi Steve,
I'm back to thank you for your kind comment at my latest post about my grandson Forerunner.

I meant to invite you, if you had time, to read my recent post (before the FOrerunner one) entitled Shalom.

Deep level healing is an area in our spiritual journey that I sincerely believe in...maybe you would want to leave behind your personal insights? Thanks... no pressure at all. Only if you want to.