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Saturday, March 21, 2015


A train's long echo
whistles calling through the night
who else is awake

  This is a short little poem based on sound.  Can you try writing your own sound poem?  What does the hum from your computer remind you of? 


  1. Dear Joy,
    I am always amazed by you. I am so proud of you and all the poems you share with us. Thank you

    I love trains. I've always lived relatively close to a train track. Hearing the sound of a train is healing to me.

    Love you.

    1. See Joan, hearing a train always makes me feel I should be up and moving too. I wonder about all the people on the train. And I remember, when I was 5 being bundled up in my mom's old Plymouth at one o'clock in the morning counting train cars going past as we waited for the circus train to arrive.
      Thank you for all your encouragement and support.

  2. Here goes...

    Coyotes bark-howl,
    My frail bones quiver-chatter.
    Can they sense my fear?

    1. WOW! Linda, this is excellent. I loved reading your haiku. We should do more of these.

  3. I like this one especially. There is no sound I like more than a train whistle. Thanks for sharing this.

    1. You're welcome, Rosi. Thanks for stopping by, for reading and for leaving a comment. I appreciate you.