Night Train Memories

Night Train Memories

A Poem by Leigh
"

In the night I can hear the train and it brings all the memories flooding back

"

 

Are the grasses still bright and golden as we left them?

Or have they grown dark and sullen in our neglect?

And as the night train rushes by singing its song,

Does it know those were the fields where we used to play?

 

Rattling over bridges and passed ears of corn

Cutting through a blanket of quietness

In that unique summer that was

That had a light never to be repeated

© 2012 Leigh


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We can never go back. Past experiences were created by unique circumstances, perceived by a younger version of ourselves. Embellished by our own heart, memories of happy times will always be golden treasures which we take out and enjoy viewing occasionally. In just a few lines you describe this happy place.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

9 Years Ago

Thank-you - I agree, you have put that well



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I want to know what happened! Memories, especially fond ones, can develop a flavor over time. We go back to our favorite memories over and over because we like the taste. I love the idea of this train coursing through your memory like time carrying on. It rushes past the place that meant so much to you. A place or a feeling that is frozen in time. I also like the idea of life as a disrupter. Your world was beautiful and quiet - preserved, maybe? - and the noisy train of life came coursing through. Very interesting piece. Especially so for two stanzas.

Posted 1 Year Ago


'Night Train Memories'
Leigh,
Beautiful are your memories. I enjoyed this piece so much.
First line:
"Are the grasses still bright and golden as we left them?"
That is a great beginning. To wonder about a memory so special
and to hope that it may still be the same.
Fifth line:
"Rattling over bridges and passed ears of corn."
I found the image of a life train passing but its reality still lingers.
This was a sweet and important poem because we all have
memories and they are what we build on. Thanks for writing.
Blessings,
Kathy




Posted 1 Year Ago


I enjoyed this piece of nostalgia - good imagery and sound effects!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

8 Years Ago

Thanks very much
Beautiful poem, beautiful title. It makes me think and reflect. I had a very happy childhood and I miss the simpler things. The sound of the train I hear as I fall asleep is a mournful sound and always gives me chills. It's more of an "ending" sound. But this poem is richly lovely in its simplicity and the words you chose. Well penned, friend. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


Leigh

8 Years Ago

Thank-you for your review
ahh, fields and memories

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

8 Years Ago

exactly
What's great about this is not just the imagery, but how it could relate to so many... Beautiful right. When i think of my childhood days, I really wish I could go back. But that now to me, will only be a piece of the past...

Posted 9 Years Ago


Leigh

8 Years Ago

thank-you,
We can never go back. Past experiences were created by unique circumstances, perceived by a younger version of ourselves. Embellished by our own heart, memories of happy times will always be golden treasures which we take out and enjoy viewing occasionally. In just a few lines you describe this happy place.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

9 Years Ago

Thank-you - I agree, you have put that well
This was a beautiful write.. Thanks for sharing.. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

9 Years Ago

Thanks for reading and giving feedback
"Are the grasses still bright and golden as we left them?
Or have they grown dark and sullen in our neglect?"
I left home may times in my life. The road trip home leave us with thoughts and question. Hard to find the same place you left. Great words in the poem allowed the reader to think and ponder. Thank you for the excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

9 Years Ago

thank-you, much appreciated
A train whistle envokes such longing for different things...days gone by...the need to travelon...

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh

9 Years Ago

It seems to be memory trigger, thanks for reading and taking the time to review

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