Sunday, June 22, 2008

melody


freight on the line
with each note whistled
a puff of steam

photo by lori bierly
words by mandy smith
© 2008


encouraged by the melody prompt at One Single Impression

18 comments:

zoya gautam said...

"encouraged by the melody prompt at One Single Impression"_surely Mandy..Thank U for the lovely lines and a photo to match[not very far from Liverpool,perhaps!]..

STP said...

There is something strangely alluring about that train whistle. I like the twist you've gone with here.

me ann my camera said...

I have always loved trains and so your use of them as representation for melody is lovely.

ps: According to the American Heritage Dictionary a choice of plural form using either haiku or haikus is given. My choice was to add the 's'.

WillThink4Wine said...

I love listening to train whistles, although to me they always seem to sing a mournful song. Lovely pairing of photo and words!

gardenpath said...

I wouldn't have thought of this, but I love it. Good photo, too.

teric said...

This so lovely with the train whistle. It fits so perfectly.

Raven said...

I love both the photo and the poem. Train whistles do have their own music/poetry.

Geraldine said...

My comment just went POOF!

Great use of the prompt. I love trains, everything about them. Well done!

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Roswila said...

Delightful. I can just see it in my memory. (I've done a couple cross country train rides ....)

Pam said...

Ah, the melody of the train whistle. I find myself listening for the trains passing again. Thank you.

Edward S Gault said...

There are a lot of different kinds of music. I like train whistles too(in the distance).
Thank You for the poem.

spacedlaw said...

A good take on the prompt. And a very dramatic picture (especially because the heat outside is so fierce, seeing snow is impressive).

tumblewords said...

There is a special melody in a train whistle and you captured it well!

missmays said...

this is cute, I like it!

Deslilas said...

Et j'entends le train siffler...
And I hear the train whistling...

Yoga Gal said...

I use to work for AMTRAK.

RIC said...

...a train is a melody in so many ways...that steam and whistle is a great image...even the clacking and grinding...the echo off nearby hills...the jump-out-of-your-skin start when you are standing too close to a blastig horn...I'm on board.

storyteller said...

Reminds me of a sleepless night I spent in Flagstaff last summer on the way to Taos, NM ;--)
Hugs and blessings,