Saturday, March 6, 2010

Poetry Train 1

TFE's Poetry Bus is transformed into a train this week. Hop aboard!
The trains are leaving
They're leaving for Gannat,
and Lyon Part-Dieu
and Montluçon.
There's one for Paris at 16:32
getting there in time for dinner.
Trains leaving north
trains leaving east
some trains leaving south
though not as many.
They're leaving every day
at all hours, all year
in all weathers
(or nearly)
They're going, and they'll take you along.
Hop on!
Come see the world
What excuse do you have to not ride?
Don't just get where you're going:
See the places in between.


Rachel Fox said...

Such an innocent wide-eyed feel to this. I really like it.

Tabor said...

That is me for sure. So much of the world I want to see.

Reya Mellicker said...

All aboard, indeed. I want a ticket for this ride.

Beautiful image in the banner. Here the trees are just about to snap open.

Niamh B said...

Interesting, the way you have them all leaving, and not much mention of any arriving in turn - makes them sound a bit more exciting that way I think. Like your point about seeing the places in between.

Ronda Laveen said...

Okay, you've convinced me it's time to go.

Argent said...

"Don't just get where you're going:
See the places in between" - wise words for life I think. I enjoyed the French place names, so exotic and exciting-sounding to my English lugs.

Totalfeckineejit said...

'See the places in between' Oh, I like that and I get the excitement of travel from this pome, makes me wanna jump on a train right now!

Karen said...

Good question, that. It's one we need to answer to ourselves.

Titus said...

Yes, I loved the final two lines as well, and that list of place-names in the first stanza made me salivate!
I also like the bracketed (or nearly).
Ticket for me, please.

Pure Fiction said...

I'm with everyone else here - the last two lines are just perfect. 'The places in between' is such a great concept.

Jeanne Iris said...

Celui-ci est séduisante!
(This one is enticing!)

Merci beaucoup!