Subbaraman N V

Freshman - 864 Points (31st July 1941 / Karaikkudi - Tamilnadu- India)

Delight Is The Train Travel - Poem by Subbaraman N V

Confined he was to the greenwood tree
Sky was the roof of his home rent free
To move about was not his spree
Quest for moving yearning for a key!

Planets move along the fixed orbit
Sun and moon seem to move with grit
Birds and animals walk on earth quite fit
Skylark flies and floats well in the air
Duck and swan walk on earth
Swim in water free with mirth
Motivating the men to try
To swim in water and fly in the sky!

Ancient ones walked from place to place
Later learnt to move on horse's back with grace
Trees and plants stand and grow quite trim
Birds and all walk, fly or swim
Some walk and fly, few walk and swim
Man alone learnt all the three to the brim!

Cart and car on road
Train and tram on the track
Boat and ship on water
Copter and plane in air!

Quietly sit in the running train
Nicely see the moving trees!
Deceptive vision swept in the world
Creative mind captive in its fold!
Fly in the air amidst clouds alone
Go in the ship amidst water alone
Delight it is travel in a train
Twilight travel removes all your strain!
Enjoy the journey really fine
Life's journey full of pain and gain!

Dizzy hills and lovely dales
Tall trees and fertile fields
Dense forests and delightful deserts
Coconut groves and mango gardens
Mosque domes and temple towers
Church towers- a treat of showers!

Red rays of the rising sun
Golden rays of the dying sun!
Moving cars in the parallel tracks
Waving hands of the rural folks!
Outside the train all such treats
Inside the coach sure much sweets!
Young and old, fit and the sick
Men and women, poor and the rich
Slow and lazy, swift and the quick
Confluence of all with a goal
Goal of reaching their home!
Display of human frivolities
Gaining entry into the crowded coach
Blocking latter, closing the approach!
Selfish to the core from the days of yore
Giving less and taking more!
Good Samaritans surely found
Spreading cheers all around!

Sleeping well to the lullaby of the train
Reading full to fill the gap in the brain
Eating, munching kept in store
Vendors providing more and more
Talking topics all under the sun
Giving chance of reply sure to none!
Delight indeed is a train travel
Grand indeed is the modern marvel!


Comments about Delight Is The Train Travel by Subbaraman N V

  • Gita Ashok (6/28/2010 12:31:00 AM)


    What is most striking about this composition is the richness of the imagery used. It quickly took me on a train journey and from my mental window I could see all the wonderful sights described here. It traces the evolution of transport starting with the bullock cart to the aeroplane. But it sings melodies of train travel which is the best form of travel in my opinion, too. Repetition of 'walk', swim' and 'fly' provides a magical touch to the composition.
    Sleeping well to the lullaby of the train
    Reading full to fill the gap in the brain
    Eating, munching kept in store
    Vendors providing more and more
    Talking topics all under the sun
    Giving chance of reply sure to none!
    Delight indeed is a train travel
    Grand indeed is the modern marvel!
    I can relate very well to each of these lines and the humor used in the third last line made me smile. As I read all these lines I felt I was actually in a train enjoying every bit of my journey! Kudos to the poet for such a brilliant write!
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  • (4/12/2009 12:52:00 PM)


    I agree with you.........among all modes of travel the train travel is the best.................you made me nostalgic..........Good Write.............. (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2008 4:30:00 AM)


    There is something very romantic about trains. I love to hear the whistle of the freight trains echoing in the hills of West Virginia. You bring that nostalgic
    experience back to me. Ten for your vivid poem.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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  • (8/17/2008 12:49:00 AM)


    unlike a travel through air or water, a train travel gives more opportune and brings one closer to watch learn and enjoy His creations- movable and immovable both...impressive write (Report) Reply

  • (6/30/2008 4:08:00 AM)


    very delightful in fact i made a train journey recently after years, and felt this the most delightful experience.you have captured what happens inside and outside very graphically, thanks (Report) Reply

  • (6/27/2008 5:30:00 AM)


    so very picturesque
    and delightful to read, to the core
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  • (4/27/2008 8:03:00 PM)


    Wow! This one is chockablock with information - a fascinating journey on wheels that evokes images only seen before on television. You deliver your account with a perceptive eye and a plethora of enthusiasm. Great piece. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 13, 2008



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