Wanderlust

Wanderlust

A Poem by Sarah Conder

Beyond my window, distant steel trains whistle by,

Gleaming with the promise of a hasty flight

Into the horizon.

Locomotives faster than a fluttering moth’s wing,

I am liberated, knowledgeable in the miles upon miles

Of glittering track in each and every direction.

Fiery sparks of Wanderlust;

A spontaneous desire to travel,

To see the sun-drenched Spanish shores,

The graceful Parisian architecture, the entombed mysteries

Of the Orient East.

The west-blowing wind delivers the beckoning sound

Of rattling rails and animates these four walls

With the earth’s vibrations.

It shares in my sense of eager anticipation

And longing.

© 2013 Sarah Conder


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Oh, this piece make me miss not living next to train tracks. The words resonate with that sound of movement and motion to points elsewhere, to journeys yet to be made. I really loved the feeling this leaves as it indeed brings us to long for that freedom of other places.

Great Ink!
Aaron

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you Aaron :)



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I love the space between lines since it makes it easier to read and enjoy. Im glad you do that. I also like how your writing is deep and potentially makes it a practice to read and reread your stuff like a good movie.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Oh, thank you :)
Steve

7 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Hello "my lovely",
your work is really good and i am enjoying reading it.. i could certainly feel the wanderlust here and i could hear once again the old steam trains whistling along the track..

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
This poem brings back memories of when I traveled by freight train. The freedom I once had and the things I once experienced. Very moving for me. Almost made me want to do it again.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh, this piece make me miss not living next to train tracks. The words resonate with that sound of movement and motion to points elsewhere, to journeys yet to be made. I really loved the feeling this leaves as it indeed brings us to long for that freedom of other places.

Great Ink!
Aaron

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sarah Conder

7 Years Ago

Thank you Aaron :)
Totally with you here. My bags are already packed! Nice one, Sarah.


Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Sarah Conder
Sarah Conder

United Kingdom



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