The Night Train

I remember them on nights when I
Wandered alone through Prague,
Searching and waiting
For that long, lone night train to
Take me to far off
Rome. While

Waking at times from loud bumps
And breaks and screeches during the long,
Mysterious night. Where I am I

Do not know. Flying by tracks and
Plains and mountains that I oddly
Never see…

Towns stopped in in
Dreams. Quiet and jerks and
Hums of wheels spinning
By lakes, rivers, streams I
Will never see again. They
Pass me by in dreams, in my

Pale sleep. My distant thoughts on
Ridges lost to clouds that hide a
Moon that falls on countries I will
Not know of again… but I’ve
Been there? Until,

Waking up with a jolt you arrive
In Rome. To smells and noise and
Ancient sights that whisper through
Grates for you to
Come.

6 thoughts on “The Night Train

  1. whimsygizmo April 5, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    This is simply breathtaking:
    “Ancient sights that whisper through
    Grates for you to
    Come.”

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  2. Sanaa Rizvi April 5, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    Pale sleep. My distant thoughts on
    Ridges lost to clouds that hide a
    Moon that falls on countries I will
    Not know of again…

    My goodness, you have such incredible flair for unforgettable imagery 🙂

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  3. Grace April 6, 2016 / 12:08 am

    Love the train journey to Rome, filled with mystery and dreams ~

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  4. othermary April 6, 2016 / 1:01 am

    I can see, smell and taste your journey.

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  5. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) April 6, 2016 / 4:38 am

    A night train is like passing in a dream. The places you have passed and the pulls and jerks… I so recognize that feeling…

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  6. ShirleyB April 6, 2016 / 7:06 am

    I sense the sadness of a ‘last journey’ in this, and also a ‘lost’ journey. Very well written.

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