Monday, 5 March 2012

The train station

I hardly write poems anymore. I started to write when I befriended a blogging poet  about 4 years ago. At that time I only worked 2 days a week. Now I nearly work full time and can't settle down to write but one day I will have the time again, and I look forward to that. Here an oldie

The Train Station

I watch them pass by
and catch a glimpse of the play
by the actors of live
who's props are newspapers
suitcases and cellphones
The lines in their face
and the light in their eyes
reveal a clue to an untold story

Directed by a voice
"The 10.30 to Amsterdam
is leaving on platform two"
they step in a carcass
of steel and glass
driving them to their next act
I watch them pass by
and catch a glimpse of their play

marja blom

13 comments:

  1. Kia ora Marja,
    Nice - we are all actors in our own plays.
    Aroha,
    Robb

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  2. Very good, Marja! I am generally not very keen on poetry, but this one shows the feelings you have when you are in a hurry to catch your train.
    Thanks for your comment. It was terrible for the people of Hope Valley to be forced to leave the country where they were born. I have heard these stories from several elders. My daughter wrote their stories down.

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  3. Oo, clever! And also your face on that billboard. Nice ;-)

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  4. Love your clever picture, Marja. You look like a benevolent Big "Sister" looking down on your sibs.

    Your poem has a somewhat poignant tone to it. I feel it mainly because I recall, clearly, how I felt when I was working and didn't want to be there anymore. I think many of the players in your play may feel the same way.

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  5. Loved your poem Marja, and such a clever picture you have created.. excellent. I hope to see more poems.. :-) xx

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  6. Nice combination of poem and image. I hope you find time to write some more one day.

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  7. Very nice poem indeed and I'm wondering how you did the photo. You look great by the way.

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  8. wow...nice poem... i think you were a poet at heart otherwise i have befriended so many poet bloggers and still i cannot write anything in poetry :(

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  9. marja, a wonder location (and photo) to find a living poem.

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  10. Great poem Marja! 'And all the world's a stage'

    Did you write it in English first or did you translate from Dutch? Either way you are very clever!

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  11. Great modern poem. Love your photo too, very imaginative.

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  12. Wow, Marja, this is a good one. Love it. And by Jove what a portrait! :-)

    Roger

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