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Tales of a City Trail

Tales of a City Trail

Do like exploring cities? I love them. They are so full of life, colour and inspiration. But not always easy to find your way around, which is one of the many reasons I love a good guidebook. As part of my 2016 #LPKidsPoetry residency with Lonely Planet Kids I was looking at their fab Paris City Trails books for kids, a guide to Paris written with kids in mind. What a delight for family travellers!

Tales of a City Trail Stanza 1

Sitting at home I travelled the night exploring Paris, plotting our my perfect Paris trail and bringing it to life in my mind. Of course that night I dreamt in poetry. It went a bit like this…

Tales of a City Trail

Hey look, a new book, of cool city trails,
where you’re bound to discover fab facts and tales.
Find out the history of striped sailor tops,
strange window lickers and French knicker shops.

See in a new light the landmarks that grab you,
an eyeful of Eiffel, a pipe full of Pompidou.
Explore underground. The dark and the dead,
the catacomb skeleton, the ‘off with her head’!

Plot your trails on a map, by torchlight at night,
or walk them, in Paris, the city of light.

Tales of a City Trail Stanza 2

About the author

Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

About Author

Kirstie Pelling

Kirstie is the creative force and chief poet in residence of poetinmotion.org She is available for residencies, as a conference poet and wedding poet. She is also co-founder of The Family Adventure Project and a regular contributor to many online travel communities.

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