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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rumbled


a href="http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=35494&picture=train-track">Train Track by 
lisa runnels

Rumbled


There over the horizon
the rumble wafts on
wind across the prairie
as the train sounds smashes
the vault, sprinting the safe-guarded
halls of her heart – here as dust begins
to swirl in delicious anticipation
tickling her throat
twitching her aching limbs
lithe, nimble and throbbing in
restrained rapture – the train whistle and
the sweet smoke of its stacks
shake the earth under
her clenched toes and she surrenders  
to the Crave before he even jumps
from the open door smiling into the wind
huge grin-in-long-journey-creased-khakis
pressed each to each  

In longing, in lust, perhaps in love
Their days of letters and virtual touch
Ended







24 comments:

  1. I love the picture you painted with this scene, Pearl. Wonderful wordings, and a surprising ending!

    Thank you for taking part in Poets United Poetry Pantry!

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  2. Hi Pearl, I hope you will be able to visit other poets this week. It seems many have decided to post links but not visit. It brings down morale when SO many do this week after week. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Mary - thanks for the lovely comment ... I do hope your comment was sent out generally and not a personal missive and I do make it my business to wake early and respond before going back to my Sunday "sleep-in" :) Enjoy the day and thanks for visiting :)

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  3. "In longing, in lust, perhaps in love" - hard to honestly separate sometimes.

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  4. I like this: "here as dust begins" ... And also the one-word title.

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  5. A long ride back home!! Return from call of duty into the waiting arms of the beloved!!

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  6. Their days of letters and virtual touch
    Ended
    Such a sad ending

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  7. first, i love the image of the train...i grew up around them and fell asleep to their calls..as much as the story you unfold in the after...the desire finally sated in their meeting...

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  8. The sky diver image surprised me, and I liked it. Also like "pressed each to each." There are many ways to read this one. Nicely done.

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  9. Wow- masterfully done. These hearts can take us to dangerous places.

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  10. Trains are great when they bring somebody closer...

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  11. This is a great, vivid ride, Pearl.

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  12. I like it....makes me think of the end of the war...?

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  13. Quite a train ride... and a surprise at the end of the ride!

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  14. A timeless and romantic piece, really wonderful.

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  15. Your words suggest much to the senses and layers of imagery. I too like the title. What follows is intriguing,

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/06/02/awakening-a-body-once-living/

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  16. That fearful anticipation ending in joy what a stunning piece of imagery.

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  17. ...now that's quite a journey t'wards that long sought communion... i am glad they did find a way to meet... loved it... smiles...

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  18. Oh, lovely and romantic....and happy! I can see them!

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  19. beautiful poem - love the final coda: such a great "rounding".

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  20. What a great story! Happy ending with them pressed together at last, finished with letters and internet touch being the only way to communicate. I really like this.

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  21. Love the imagery of the first few lines :) It took me there!

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  22. This fabulous it really appealed to my senses, it wasn't just that I could visualize but I could really feel the words. Wonderful ending =)

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