vinodkumar kizhakeveetil


The Train


Connecting cross-section of people,
Connecting places,
Melancholic farewells, rapturous unions
With deep sigh it brings.

Pastures, rivers, seas call,
Hillsides, peaks, and skies call,
Farewell to thee
Nay, songs of thine farewell ringing-
in my heart,
Farewell, farewell, farewell;


Distance covered in no time,
Space lost in no time,
It propelled civilization,
The ship that crawled on land.

Submitted: Friday, November 02, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Topic of this poem: farewell


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  • Rookie Joseph S. Josephides (iosif S. Iosifidis) (9/25/2008 9:00:00 AM)

    Dear poet Vinodkumar Kizhakeveetil, you write beautifully with nice picturs and metaphors. I think, you could say something more. I give 9+. Keep on. Go ahead
    Joseph Josephides
    Member of the International Society of Poets (ISP) Intern.Library of Poetry awarded (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Greenwolfe 1962 (8/10/2008 5:10:00 AM)

    This is a statement about the role of the train. It played a significant one indeed.
    I recommend it because it yields information in a delightful way.

    GW62 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anjali Mandokhot (12/1/2007 12:07:00 AM)

    a lot of travelling took away the pleasure of it from me and i had forgotten to look out of the window.....to bid farewell to all those elements of nature....like i used to do in my childhood days....but this poem of ur ave brought those memories back and m looking forward to board the train again.........nice write
    tnx 4 sharing (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jemarie Ragudo (11/11/2007 5:48:00 AM)

    Your poem reminded me of my first train ride. It was just how you described it. Good work! (Report) Reply

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