Double Original Friday – Hudson Valley Rest Stop in the Fall

As usual, Marcy’s words resonated, bringing back memories of the ups and downs of family vacations and those seemingly endless drives.

Illustrated Poetry

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Hudson Valley Rest Stop in the Fall

The father reties the roof rack

while the family watches nearby.

There is an Amish boy selling syrup.

~Marcy Erb

The final poem in the fall collaborative series with Ms. Kerfe Roig of Method Two Madness. I always (a tad selfishly) slip one of my own poems into the mix and hope that she doesn’t notice and illustrates it alongside the far more luminous poets we begin the series with! This short poem was born of exhaustion: a coffee break halfway through a 10 hour drive to Cleveland in the pouring rain rendered me the observer of some rest stop interactions. Kerfe captures the scene perfectly. Collage by Kerfe Roig, poem by me. Have a lovely Friday and a great fall weekend!

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11 responses to “Double Original Friday – Hudson Valley Rest Stop in the Fall”

  1. kirkistan says :

    Hey–that’s pretty fun.

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  2. Teresa Robeson says :

    Neat collage of the vacation idea! We didn’t do many road trips when I was younger because my dad worked 2 jobs and had a terrible sense of direction.

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  3. Sharon Mann says :

    I relate to the poem and artwork. Love the memories they evoke. Nicely done.

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  4. memadtwo says :

    I remember those sibling fights so well. My father would reach his arm back and say “I don’t care who I get, one of you is going to get a hit if you don’t stop fighting.” We used to put up that pull down seat separator and anyone who went over would get a slap. Good times. Great collage.

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  5. artandmoondreams says :

    Nice feel to it, brings back fond memories. Lovely work and collaboration.

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