A café on every corner,
Basked in the radiance
Of a precious history.
Ancient vantage points
Envelope me as I stroll past.
Multitude of sounds
Aromas of a nearby sea
Recharge and invigorate the day.
Apartments filled with laughter
Kids' faces alive with mischief,
They play, barefoot.
The sun their perennial companion.
The ancient citadels inform me
Of a once infamous past,
Where two faiths collided
And the battle to prevail raged.
The market place is ablaze
With love and passion,
Gestures of both
In abundant supply.
Days end in a purple candy floss hue,
The heat wanes, the sea darkens,
Breeze radiates all around.
Traffic bustles, the roads awash with
Horns and lights, once again the city's alive
Until another day begins...
(c) 2012, NZ