Tanka 17

The efficient train
running two minutes early
whirls dust off the tracks
takes pride in whisking riders
into town on diesel wings


"Hurry" - artist trading card, 2013.

“Hurry” – artist trading card, 2013.


13 thoughts on “Tanka 17

  1. Thank you. I was kind of worried that it might be confusing, people might say Wings go with planes, not trains, but I think the train flies along, myself, and I also liked the idea of the big steel train being thought of as light and fleet.

  2. Oh, I know you choose it to go with the poem, but to me, the person looked like he/she was doing an exercise walk with the arms swinging and the sneakers on. 🙂

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