Sunday Abroad: Somerset Maze


Keys unguarded,
ciphers broken
Vistas unseen
keenly invite
newly forged steps
Minds without doubt
fearless and free
Traveler’s creed

Beazer Garden Maze, Bath, England
Photo by: c.b.w. 2005

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c.b.w. 2012

18 thoughts on “Sunday Abroad: Somerset Maze

    • If you knew her, you’d know she can’t do anything without be analytical. That lovely young lady is now at Northwestern University studying medicine. 🙂

      I wandered around aimlessly until I found my way to the center. I never got anywhere near Northwestern University, but I like to think I enjoyed the view with a different kind of intelligence. Thank goodness we all come in different shapes and sizes, right? 😉


  1. I love this poem, C.B. Thought-provoking just like the picture.

    I wanted to point out this is actually a labyrinth, not a maze. A labyrinth is a meditation tool- the point isn’t to find you way to the centre but to allow yourself to ruminate on a problem/question/idea. By the time to reach the middle you should have a clearer idea of what to do. Thus, the route is clearly defined and no need to navigate through it.

    On the other hand, a maze is designed to entertain by being a puzzle. The true path is hidden among many branches and misleading routes.

    I only know this because I’ve had quite a few pleasant experiences involving labyrinths and am addicted to them. There are even finger labyrinths you can print out. I find them very helpful when writing.

    I blame the 80’s classic, The Labyrinth for the confusion!


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