Travel Poems From My Dad: Delaware River Sunrise

Delaware River

Josh Bowman is sharing his father’s poetry all week. Today, Delaware River Sunrise.


Note: this week I am publishing a travel poetry series, all written by my dad. This is his book. Buy it if you like poems (you can also email my dad directly). Next week, I’m publishing a series from my mom. Stay tuned.
Delaware River Sunrise
(between Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman Bridges – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

 Waking up to a gathering of yellow, orange, blue and white cloud cover,

I watch this windswept river come alive.

As though it is Christmas,

an old flat barge harboured mid-water

between two twinned light green bridges

is highlighted by a vivid leftover glow

from last night’s yellow lighting.


This meandering, shimmering magic body displaying

a nautical scene featuring a superannuated greying battleship,

now graces Penn’s Landing under an expanding pink sun.


Image courtesy of Kent Bowman.

To read more travel poems by my dad, check out:

Victoria State Bush Fires

Vuvuzela Blues

Salt Boxes

Zen River Memories

About Josh Bowman

Josh Bowman is a professional fundraiser, story-teller, comedian, and blogger. He has worked and consulted in Vancouver, New York, and now Toronto for almost a decade. Josh improvises around Toronto, including regular shows with Opening Night Theatre, and also blogs for the Huffington Post. You can email Josh here.. If you want to know more about Josh, check this post and this post out first.

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