Travel by a train

Travel by a train

A Poem by Santulan
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The joys of traveling by the train

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They say that not travelling
Is like reading only one page of a book,
But if feel that not having
Travelled by a train is
Like having read only on book.
The train gives many sights
From the hustle and bustle of the station,
People running here and there
Carrying heavy bags and grinning children,
To the tranquility of the passes
With their swindling turns,
And the peaceful green foliage
Or may be the dark tunnels
That echoes the hopes
Of those who travel within.
Flying a plane may only
Show you the clouds
But travelling in a train
Let the wind blow in
Ruffle you hair, fill up your lungs
With scents of flowers and fruits
That you pass along,
Or the taste of the purity
Of the rivers that flow below
That make you want to
Jump along with the kids,
Get all wet young, once again.
Don�t stop with just one book,
Another train for a new journey awaits.


© 2008 Santulan


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I really like the imagery that you've portrayed in this piece. I've never travelled by train. Not unless you count the choo choo train at the amusement park that takes you through the small zoo. I love the descriptions of people watching - I love to watch people, it's interesting to just observe and see what unfolds before your eyes.

Posted 14 Years Ago


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Love this poem! What's great about it is that you not only captured the images and emotions, but you also captured the speed of it all!



mangoxoxo

Posted 14 Years Ago


I remember getting on a train in Germany, nineteen year old eyes big with every new adventure. A loaf of bread and a small bottle of champagne to be shared with a friend and the anticipation of Florence in the morning. Trains are a beautiful way to travel. Thank you for this.

Posted 14 Years Ago


I too love this. I've never been on a train. Well I took one nine minute commuter ride but that really didn't count. This is a visual, sensory write. Well done! So good to see you here, writing.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I really like the imagery that you've portrayed in this piece. I've never travelled by train. Not unless you count the choo choo train at the amusement park that takes you through the small zoo. I love the descriptions of people watching - I love to watch people, it's interesting to just observe and see what unfolds before your eyes.

Posted 14 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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