Monday, 16 December 2013

All Through the Night

HEAD DOODLING BACK
 
Against the wet dark windows 
Drumbeat of soothing rains.
From the nearby railway station
Rhythmic symphony of trains.
Chortling clatter on the cold rails,
Percussion clash of shunting cars,
Whistle blast and panting engine,
Smoky notes beneath the stars.
Cocooned in pitter patter -
Thoughts of promises to keep.
Rambling dreams of far off places.


Any wonder:  I can’t sleep!

photo:  Woman's Bedroom in The Roedde House Museum - Vancouver, BC

© 2012 Wendy Bourke

4 comments:

  1. I do like a good "symphony of trains" from time to time. But sounds like a lot was going on that night - a lot of competing sounds!

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  2. When I'm not ready for sleep - everything seems to keep me up, even the dreamy sounds and feelings.

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  3. This is great! I really enjoy your rhyme scheme here.

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