Tag Archives: trains

Morning Poem, April 28, 2021

First thing I hear is the sound of a train Did it wake me? I know its route It comes out of the south Will it take me? It bellows and moans, like a calf in pain.

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Afternoon Post, December 22, 2017

  Two hours before dawn the conductor walked the length of the first-class sleeping car.  He felt the silence of sleep even as the rumble of the rolling wheels and the shrieks of the rails that oscillated with the overflight … Continue reading

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morning poem, august 27, 2015

. Fog everywhere And the sound of  a leaving train The long, minor chord of the trainhorn And the slow acceleration of wheel over track The beginning of that rhythm Clickety-click, clickety-clack. . I am lost And without visible bearings … Continue reading

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night poem, august 11, 2015

. The chorus of cicadas Ten thousand strong Escalates and accelerates Then slows and fades Like the day itself Like summer itself. . In weeks this noise Which now seems almost a part of the Earth Will vanish and the … Continue reading

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