What A Difference A Day Makes

What A Difference A Day Makes

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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You wouldn't want to be in a train near Dawlish when this happens. Take my word for it.

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Tractor tracks on sunlit fields
travel with me as I glance,
through the once clean glassy pane
of the west-coast high speed train.

Mellow autumn flashes past,
yellow oaks and russet hues.
Swan shaped clouds are sailing by,
graceful in the morning blue.

Yesterday this coastal path
met the wrath of wind-whipped waves.
Driven by a forceful squall,
rollers smashed against the wall.

As the train crawled to a halt,
angry ocean raged and bawled.
crashed the sea-wall as we sat,
mice before a starving cat.

Yin and yang we see at play,
night will always follow day.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw



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It is amazing how much the scene can change in such a short period of time. We have been experiencing some rather strange weather changes here. One day its in the 50-60s F. the next -15 F below, with the wind-chill factor. Its not wonder so many of my friends are ill, I thank God I'm not.

Take care - Dave

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Hello Dave. Yes the weather can certainly change quickly as my poem states. A huge contrast between .. read more
Dave

3 Months Ago

Thank you and the best to you and your Mum. -Dave



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I love this, Chris. Immediately it transported me to the stormy scenes I regularly see here in Cornwall.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Oh and thank you for reading :)
Amber

3 Months Ago

Aah I did wonder if you'd experienced that train journey. Scary but great inspiration for writing. W.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Dawlish, that's where it gets scary. The track is right next to the waves :)
What a beautiful landscape. From the tractor carefully traveling to wind capped waves. I loved this peaceful poem.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Dear Cherrie, please forgive the lateness of my response. So happy to receive your review and your t.. read more
Very good, man cannot fight the great beast of Nature,

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your visit. Pleased to meet you here. All good wishes.

Chris
nice lyric! Great imagery. specially like that first stanza!

Tom

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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for your reviews. I really appreciate your visits Tom. I do like lyrical poetry :).. read more
Amazing use of description written dear Chris.
"Yin and yang we see at play,
night will always follow day."
The above lines. One of my favorite statement at use. You made me see, what you wrote. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry my friend.
Coyote

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

So pleased that I have included one of your favourite statements Coyote. Thank you for the great rev.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

I did like and you are welcome Chris.
The weather can really lay a beating on us and I am imagining the beating of wind rocking the train cars and it creates a feeling of nausea. I like how your words brought this to life Chris.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

It was scary. Thought we might end up being swept into the sea. Many thanks Ana for catching up on m.. read more
Very nice interestng poem. Sometimes I'm happy to be alive but others time I'm not. The world is a beautiful place I want to see so I can see beautiful future.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

I hope your happy grows more and more. There is much in the world that is good. Thank you for readin.. read more
This is one of your most playfully imaginative stories in verse! Your creativity just keeps pumping up & up until V3 & V4 are written in such a dynamic way, we can see & feel & hear the situation! In the midwest of this country, there was a polar vortex that brought record lows this past week, minus 40 & 50! Just a few days later, there's a warm stretch that will melt all that snow suddenly! It's crazy on this planet & you've given us a very unique slice of this phenomenon! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

Crazy weather eh Margie. I saw some pics of thar polar vortex. Now that was scary. Yes mother nature.. read more
Exceptional picturesque images held within this superb crisp poem, Chris. I really could see what you felt and saw on writing this one.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dawn

3 Months Ago

No to bad Chris thanks. Hope all is well your end.
Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

All reasonable here Dawn. Take care and keep smiling :)
Dawn

3 Months Ago

and you too Chris. hugs. Dawn.
My word, sounds absolutely awful our Chris.. not my idea of fun, and I quite like white knuckle rids as a rule think I would rather walk.. Nope, not my cup of tea at all and don't they bloomin charge the earth.. train fares are ridiculous, aint they.. wouldn't be so bad if ya was guaranteed to get a seat... mind you.. I reckon I would have preferred to be standing by one of the exits on what sounds like the train trip from, or to hell.... Glad ya made it back home safely.. Neville

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

3 Months Ago

It wasn't a good trip down. A day later and all was well. It was dreadfully scary being on a train t.. read more
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

I gather that, it must have been very scary... and there's me.. a hard man sayin that... of course t.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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So happy to be here at Writerscafe, have received such a lovely warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading lots of poetry and getting to know many of the talented poets here. Happy to review, but h.. more..

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