Ghost Trains

Ghost Trains

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

old songs strike a chord
gift briefly a home long gone
there lingers my soul

© 2021 Christine Anne Shaw


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A lovely Haiku for us to read on my Eighty First birthday.
Music for our heart and soul... to be shared with my
Sweetheart and the breeze in the trees. Thank you
for sharing your inspiration.... lighting Candles one at a time... every hour...
would that take about two days ? lol. gently, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

How wonderful to have family visit and such a wonderful birthday bouquet. You must have had a marvel.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

Yes... if I stand up and turn around, 81 becomes 18 ...
memories tucked away... truly, Pat
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha, that's the way to do it Pat :)



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What a sweet poem this is! Yes, songs and tunes surely strikes a chord deep inside. I prefer to listen song in a low volume sitting beside my window and all kinds of memory flashes in my mind... Your poem strike a chord in me also:)..... Take care

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you dear Sima. Music can transport you through time. Can take you back to lovely places and p.. read more
A lovely Haiku for us to read on my Eighty First birthday.
Music for our heart and soul... to be shared with my
Sweetheart and the breeze in the trees. Thank you
for sharing your inspiration.... lighting Candles one at a time... every hour...
would that take about two days ? lol. gently, Pat

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

How wonderful to have family visit and such a wonderful birthday bouquet. You must have had a marvel.. read more
Patricia Wedel

2 Weeks Ago

Yes... if I stand up and turn around, 81 becomes 18 ...
memories tucked away... truly, Pat
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Ha, that's the way to do it Pat :)
so universal and relatable, Chris ..speaks right to me .. so many old songs that give instant rise to living memories .. they invoke our feelings don't they .. for me they are mostly 50s and 60s tunes .. a much simpler time when voice and melody meant more ... and they were about puppy love and broken hearts .. i think the most violent one i remember is "My Boyfriend's Back" ;) and "Leader of the Pack" ... and there were strong social voices of Dillon, Baez, Donovan etc. .. but they didn't incite to riot .. tho we did have a couple ;) anyway .. too happy to read your senryu ... tho there is no foible in it ..just fond memories
E.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Perry - yes Catch A Falling Star. Ella, no one will top her. Iconic, I still listen to her now. I'm .. read more
Einstein Noodle

2 Weeks Ago

ahahaha yes it is...i am asleep by 9-10 at the latest and at my age 5 hrs of sleep is plenty .. i a.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

It is 9.00am. I am still in bed. Having a lie in. Enjoy your day now you are up. That would be the m.. read more
Songs can bring back all kinds of memories and emotions

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Poetic Beauty

2 Weeks Ago

I wish bright pleasant memories for you to dance within
Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Likewise the same for you :)
Poetic Beauty

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you 😊....
Board this train and the next stop is thirty years ago, and you are so right, our soul lingers. So very well done!


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your ever encouraging support. Pleased you can relate.

Chris
Excellent Chris - using the 5-7-5 syllabic structure - and 'plucking the strings' very effectively. In my haiku journey, I began writing in the strict syllables, and I think it gives you an excellent grounding in the demands of the form. The Japanese themselves do not specify that haiku have to be 5-7-5 - the scansion of the verses in Japanese is not possible to be rendered exactly in English. If you wanted to check out the Mainichi Haiku Website, out of Tokyo Japan, which is attached to Japan's largest daily newspaper, you will find plenty of examples of the modern free form Haiku in English from all over the World. But as they say 'Whatever floats your boat' and I can tell you have a real aptitude for haiku writing and its subtleties.

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so much for this informative and generous review. You appear to be an expert, whereas I am.. read more
red93

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much Chris. I don't know about being an expert on Haiku - I think you have to write in Jap.. read more
Wonderful haiku Chris! The title drew me in. The poem, a beautiful truth for me as well.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you John, I really appreciate your visit and generous comments. All the best.

C.. read more
Love these words as memories low within ;-]

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Pleased for you visit Weeping willow. Thanks for checking in.

Chris
There are two things that seem to provoke old memories ... old songs and certain aromas.

I love the title Chris ... my grandfather worked for the railroad for 50 years as a line chief.

A good write.
Take care.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Many thanks Ted. Pleased you like the title too. True what you say about aromas. Roast lamb and mint.. read more
Ted Kniffen

2 Weeks Ago

Yeah Chris ... don't get me going about patchouli ... my oh my, still turns my head.

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Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Good things are OK with you. You know that patchouli has alot to answer for. There's someone else I .. read more
Certain snippets of certain songs can send me into a reverie so deep, I'm feeling the highway rumble under my tires, the wind on my face, how I felt about the person I was with, & I can't believe I'm really this old raggedy person when I surface from this lyrical plunge! Your tiny little poem did all THAT, too! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

2 Weeks Ago

Those old songs can make the younger you come back. Just love it when that happens and then I'm a di.. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw
Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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