“Rome. Palazzo Spada. Colonnade, 1632, by Francesco Borromini.” Baroque architecture and sculpture in Italy. 1912,



Walk through the pillars

and into another century.

Feel the vibrations

of footsteps in the past.

Hear the laughter

of Roman guests.

Touch the statues

reaching for the sky.

Smell the sweetness

of memories long gone by.



Dark water.
Night comes slowly.
Footsteps fall softly.
Boats drift by.
A cat meows.
Footsteps move closer.
I can see no one.
A noise by the garbage can.
A splash in the water.
Footsteps sounding louder.
An oar hitting the water.
Chains rattling.
More footsteps.
I turn around.
A flash of light.
Footsteps stop.
My ride’s here.
My gondola is filled with flowers
and my true love.
A perfect end to the day.


Let’s take a walk down the road.

A road that is bordered on 

both sides by flowers.

A cobblestone road

leading down to the water.

Beautiful houses encircle the

lush mountains around us.

Keep following the steps.

All your dreams will soon come true.