Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Fernweh #NewNormal #AtoZ


(German) An Ache for distant places

Humans since time immemorial

needed more than

shelter, bread, and sex

home, hearth, and safety

the urge that made them

conquer mountains

sail the seas

look for life beyond this blue dot

and now 

this sense of adventure

lies caged

in fear.

Mechanical human wings

oars and wheels

are now chained

but has the Fernweh 

been fueled 

or has it ceased?


This is my 6th #AtoZ, read the posts from previous challenges HERE.

Find a List of all my 2021 AtoZ posts HERE.

This post is part of #BlogchatterA2Z

This post is also part of the global Blogging from A to Z 2021


  1. Fernweh... I am sure so many must be feeling this since the Covid chained us indoors.

  2. I would say my Fernweh has calmed, or that less distant places have replaced it.

  3. Ii think my Fernweh has become calmed rather than overtaking me. I still long to see more places, but the emphasis isn’t there.

  4. I like this.
    I'll be back to see more.
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge.

  5. Lovely poem. I don't think fernweh can be caged. I see people planning travels, so looks like it has only increased because of being chained indoors for long.

  6. Nice! There's a similar word in Spanish. English is such a restrited language!


  7. Fab word and great lines. So appropriate, too.

  8. "Fernweh" immediately caught my attention because German is my first language. Plus I have been suffering from Fernweh ever since this pandemic started.

  9. wow these are lovey lines written. Nice job.

  10. You are choosing some interesting words.

  11. Beautiful word and a deep thought woven in a few words.
    It will come back with vigour, just like the virus, someday.



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