Desk Daydreams (inspired by the 4minutewriter)

Reduce waste, improve service levels

I’m sailing down the Mekong

implement LEAN techniques

lilt of Mandarin in my ears

reduce bottlenecks, manage cash flows

building schools in Vietnam

forecast seasonality peaks

to the sound of children’s cheers

filming critters in the Galapagos

giant tortoise and marine iguana

orangutans in Borneo

and Amazonian flora and fauna

dining in the Shanghai Bund

cycling through rural China

catching Tokyo no kabuki-za

and jazz in a New York diner

capturing Northern winter snows

ancient men in Parisian alleys

icebergs in Antarctica

vineyards in Chilean valleys


camping out on English moors


for some creative brooding


writing that novel in my head

but right now work’s intruding!

Read the 4minutewriter here

18 thoughts on “Desk Daydreams (inspired by the 4minutewriter)

  1. This is really fantastic! You make me feel like travelling. I popped over to Desk Daydreams and saw what you wrote about synchronous postings/ideas – it seems to happen a lot with blogging – a type of spontaneous combustion across space, where ideas emerge simultaneously (and sometimes the bloggers are not even reading each others works, so it is really a disconnected synchronicity – amazes me no end). And other times there is an ‘interaction’ between bloggers which creates something new (the sum is greater than the parts). Cheers Stephanie Fry!

  2. What an amazing capital “A” adventure that would be! And why not? The generation before ours waited until work was done- until retirement- to ‘really’ live and take trips like this. Our generation is more likely to intersperse Adventure throughout our lives. Carpe diem. We only live once. Oh your poem has me thinking…
    I like how you juxtaposed travel and ‘work-speak’ in concept and visually in the poem. Masterful.
    Thanks for the reference back to my site.

  3. An excellent piece of poetry, Bluebee. The chaotic back-and-forth touched a very familiar chord.

    Many thanks for your visit yesterday.

  4. Hi Bluebee, I read your poem again and love it even more. I have always wanted to go to the Galapagos. And creative brooding on the English moors sounds terrific. Perhaps a collie will appear to gladden the heart. And if you come north to the snows, you will find a warm welcome. Best – Monica

    • Thanks! Ah, yes beautiful bright-eyed Collies 🙂 It would be great to go north to see the snows and would love to meet you if I do, thank you. I am in New York next summer but only for 3 days unfortunately. However, I do have family in Denmark and Sweden so should do a Northern Hemisphere winter trip sometime and include a few North American destinations as well. Have to work on that (less daydreaming and more work!) 🙂

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