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By The Train Window - Poem

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.

By The Train Window

The green, far-stretching fields,

Touching the horizon,

Sweep past the train window.

The gushes of wind

Engulf my being,

Unwrapping, unfolding

The layers of silence within,

That surge out

As a stream of

Humming emotions,

Formless thoughts,

Timeless yearning,

Emerging from

Unchartered mountains of memories

Flowing over and across

The winding and twining

Lanes and passages,

The contours and forms,

And flashes,

Scattered in the vastness within,

And spreads over and over

Over-board the rocking train window,

Into the swiftly moving

Fields and wilderness,

Rivers and streams,

Mountains and hills and rocks,

Over to and beyond

The clouds crawling lazily past

The boundless bent sky.

- Vanita Thakkar (09.06.2015)

Sunrise from the train window .... Vanita Thakkar

Sunrise from the train window .... Vanita Thakkar

© 2020 Vanita Thakkar


Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 29, 2020:

Thanks a lot, Audrey for your valuable comment. Great joy at your imagination tuning in to my vision.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 28, 2020:


This is such a moving, beautiful poem. My imagination enjoyed this lovely vision.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 26, 2020:

Thanks, dear Peggy, for your nice comment.

I am very happy that you liked my poem.

Sincere thanks for your time and support.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on August 26, 2020:

Your beautiful poem reminded me of a train trip on the Glacier Express that a friend and I took many years ago. You capture the scenery and atmosphere of rocking through vast spaces on rails.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 16, 2020:

Thanks, Umeshji for your appreciation and encouragement.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on August 15, 2020:

Nice work. Good poem. Keep up your good work in hubpages.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 14, 2020:

Thanks a lot Chitrangada.

It is a great pleasure to be connected through common / alike thoughts and feelings.

I have traveled a lot and have taken long train journeys right from my childhood.

Lots of memories .... may be will write something more about them some time ....

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on August 14, 2020:

Beautiful expressions. I could imagine myself traveling in that train. Watching the magnificent green fields, the clouds, the sky, through the train window is one of my favourite things to do. And you painted a lovely picture by means of this poem.

Well expressed. Thanks for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on August 13, 2020:

Thanks for your appreciation, Prithviraj. I am happy you liked it.

Prithviraj Shirole from India on August 13, 2020:

Very beautiful poem. Travelling in train is fun and the views of nature through its windows are refreshing and wonderful.

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