Posts Tagged: rail road

The railway line towards home

“the rail tracks
toward a harvest moon
thoughts of home”

(Chenou Liou in Rail Tracks Haiku)
Bottrop (D)

Sometimes a train can pass above the roofs


Liège (B)

4 little tracks need a roof


“What’s the railroad to me?
I never go to see
Where it ends.
It fills a few hollows,
And makes banks for the swallows,
It sets the sand a-blowing,
And the blackberries a-growing.”

(H.D. Thoreau in What’s the railroad to me?)
Aachen (D)

The mirror tells me that I am fair!

"Der Spiegel sagt mir: ich bin schön!
Ihr sagt: zu altern sei auch mein Geschick.
Vor Gott muß alles ewig stehn,
In mir liebt ihn für diesen Augenblick."

(G.W. von Goethe in Suleika)
Aachen (D)

It is colorful along the track

"When I bring to you colour'd toys, my child,
I understand why there is such a play of colours 
On clouds, on water, and why flow'rs are painted in tints:
When I give colour'd toys to you, my child."

(R. Tagore in The Crescent Moon, no. 9)
Liège-Sclessin (B)