05 May 2009

train music


© Eni Turkeshi Photography

wow, i wrote this poem years ago on a train {imagine that} going from bordeaux back to paris, i scribbled it down on an old piece of scrap of paper in my purse..... at the time it meant something completely different to me than what it whispers to me today as i read it over and over after having found it tucked away in the files of my old laptop. it's startling how much it still relates to my life in yet a completely different way... almost prophetic.... big thanks and teşekkürler to eni, it's your gorgeous albanian train photo that reminded me to look for this in the first place. the way past and present, future and memory all blur together - suspended - speeding past in slow motion, through an air that's both very much the same, familiar and yet transformed - changed - leaves me sitting here perplexed, yet i can't help but feel some breath of hope. and this image, this photo, inspires another poetic sentiment within me, which i will share another time. perhaps that whisper i heard was destiny, or maybe just a haunted whistle of trains past.


train music

empty parking lots and street signs
my reflection and reflections
looking out looking in
music and time melt together
not sure how fast we’re going
empty words and broken dreams
looking forward
signs in the distance
going back
not sure how fast we’re going
music and time melt together
looking out looking in
my reflection and reflections
empty parking lots and street signs


4 comments:

eni said...

hey girl once more let me say how happy i am to remind you such cute things!
this poem is a very lovely one!
i like the fragility of it!
optum ;)

Heidi said...

What a beautiful poem. I love it. Happy Thursday!!

A World in a PAN said...

It's good that the High Speed Train could inspire such a nice poem! I took that train once a month for two years when I was doing research at the University of Bordeaux but did not find the ride that inspiring .. you make me see it with different eyes!

words and photo booth moments said...

eni: thank you twice. such an inspiring photo.

heidi: i'm a bit late in responding to this! so happy monday :)

laura: thanks for stopping by! ya, trains have that affect on me... i appreciate your comments and hope to talk to you soon

merci ladies x c