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


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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

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

  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 :(

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

  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!

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

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



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