Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sleepless in Oregon


listen to the faraway
sound of the train
solitary companion
in the middle of the night
focus on the wailing whistle
rhythmic beat .. layered harmony
blotting out all the pain


18 comments:

  1. Nicely said. Maybe it will lull you to sleep.

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  2. nice...wher i grew up at the train ran passed the house...used to listen for it every night as the clack clack would put me to sleep...

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  3. There's a river bridge about a mile from the house. Not a busy track, but every approach is announced by the long whistle. Love the sound.

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  4. "Rhythmic beat and layered harmony." That's what it's all about. Nicely expressed.

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  5. love these lines...

    rhythmic beat and layered harmony
    blotting out all the pain

    I can't sleep with any noise, it has got to be in absolute silence.

    happy sunday~

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  6. This poem has a lovely rhythm to it, H. I live in a valley where a train track runs, and I hear them in the night, so this resonates with me.

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  7. You reminded me of times I could hear a train at night, I have not heard a train for a very long time.

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  8. You make insomnia sound almost pleasant (or at least calming). But maybe that's because I don't have it!

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  9. An arresting image of a locomotive and a great poem.

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  10. I imagine that making a mournful sound in the night - British rail trains these days make a loud 'Barp-Beep' kind of noise, bad tempered and very loud! ♥

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  11. in the middle of the night
    focus on the wailing whistle
    rhythmic beat and layered harmony

    Well worth coming back to read again. Thanks!

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  12. Great sounds to lull the pain away ~

    Thanks for reposting ~

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  13. A hypnotic sound. Can certainly lull.

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  14. I soooooo love the sound of trains and the feelings that they evoke are are spread across such a huge expanse. Sometimes anything to fill in the silence is what is needed...drowning out those confounding voices. Loved it.

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  15. A train...I hear them occasionally in the distance where I live....love the sound.

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  16. Oh! I love trains, but haven't taken any overnight journeys. This poem is lovely and haunting too.

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  17. Trains take us away and bring us home - kind of give us hope, don't they?

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