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Friday, February 1, 2013

NIGHT TRAIN




Off in the distance, is the soulful moan of a travelling train 
on this cold starless night.

Reminds me that my soundless home awaits the
spirits that speak through this distant howling.

Saying, "see how the night sounds can calm
your mind, folding it away from your ephemeral dark."

Listen.

Listen for the train's howl  in the quiet of the night

~ ~ barbara

18 comments:

  1. OK, how did you do that? The photo, of course. Great poem too.

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  2. Barbara -- thanks for the nice comment. Regarding the photo -- used Picasa; found "soft focus" under the "paint brush" icon, clicked on it and then could move the center point to the area I wanted to have a clear focus. The blur will automatically occur outside the focus area. Usually don't fool much with my photos but in this case wanted to give an aura to the window (of the mind).-- barbara

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    1. Good poem Barbara. I once rode a night train from the East Coast and you could hear the 'howl' as you travelled.

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    2. Night rides on Amtrak are so soothing -- I think. Almost therapeutic. Since I don't fly anymore trains have become quite familiar to me. thanks for the comment -- barbara

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  3. I absolutely love the sound of a train in the distance at night.... haunting and beautiful. Lovely post.

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    1. Teresa -- thanks for your nice comment. Trains in the distant night are indeed haunting -- I love the "howl". -- barbara

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  4. Joanne -- so nice that you stopped by -- thanks for the thumbs up -- I appreciate it. --- barbara

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  5. This is an amazing poem! Nice photo too.

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    1. Gina -- Nice that you liked the poem and photo. The poem is in some ways metaphorical. thanks -- barbara

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  6. I love that lonesome sound -- and you captured it beautifully.

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    1. Vicki -- always nice to have you visit with your nice comments -- thanks -- barbara

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  7. I must find some fitting blues to play to this one - very nice treatment of that photo!

    PS No symbolism in my last post - just a photo of a multifaceted, curved mirror :-)

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    1. RunE -- I think some blues would be great. Oh, no symbolism with your post, now I see there is a trick with producing the photo. thanks for the nice comment on my photo -- barbara

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    1. Birdman -- It was fun to produce. Thanks for the very kind comment -- barbara

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  9. You painted a perfect picture in words to the sound of a train.It made me actually listen. :)

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    1. Dee -- some sounds evoke emotions that can be nostalgic. thanks -- barbara

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