Tag Archives: trains

Paint won’t stick in the rain / Towns and Trains

Repainting a sign to Lamphum
Scraping first, flakes land on bricks
Paint won’t stick in the rain

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Trains, Planes and Goats in Japan

Riding and visiting various trains around Okayama, Tottori and Shimane Japan, plus saying hello to some goats, and watching a plane take off at Kansai airport.

I know the city but not the name / Towns and Trains

Tom Waits warbles low
This train isn’t downtown bound
I know the city but not the name

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Spangled golden robes / Towns and Trains

This train was made in Japan
In the middle of last century
Last night’s was Chinese livery
Rolling past Siam’s majesty

This photo is omnipresent
Framed with bunting black and white
3 inches higher than the crown prince
His life largely a untold

Childhood snapshots
Like a young Kennedy
3 wives in Germany
Spangled golden robes
Draping enough to hide

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Trainspotting: Japan / riding various trains

Looking out the window while riding various trains around Japan, digging the scenery of cities, countryside and stations. Nothing fancy, just rolling, as-it-is.

Splendid green abundance / Towns and Trains

Observed:
hemp, cultivated and railside,
in splendid green adundance

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Document in my diary… / Towns and Trains

I document in my diary
But i often miss a day or two
I‘ll fill in the blanks eventually
The same i do with you

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Remain without leave… / Towns and Trains

Passports validated
To remain without leave
Stamped with inky splots

Alarmed at first but the Army guys just ask for a photo
The stations slow for security guards and a man with boxes
Tickets checked, no one next to me.

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Station cashews… / Towns and Trains

Station cashews, dried mangoes
Can of ginger beer
Cork covered sardine can
With expired film
Three boiled eggs to sustain to here
Saint Christopher replied with a Volkswagen key

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018

Broken Prince… / Towns and Trains

Three hours bath soak
A Broken Prince in a King’s bed
Pain drifts to nowhere

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from Towns and Trains, Sudden poems 2016-2018