9 March 2010

wrapped round the tracks
my shadow stands
to let the train past

(Published - Shamrock#5)

A long time ago, I lived in London. If I had been staying over at my girlfriend's flat in Kilburn, I would make the morning commute on the North London line from Brondesbury to Highbury. I would then walk through the back streets of Islington to my workplace on the edge of Hackney.

This piece was conceived on the platform of Brondesbury station, the familiar faces of the morning train, squinting through the low sunlight in a polite, wordless, side-step and shuffle to their usual spots on the platform.


Alan Summers said...

I always like a train or station haiku, thank you.

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Shadow Arcade said...

Love This!

old pajamas said...


Nice use here of 'almost' rhyme; controversial in haiku and tanka...but not with me. Thank you.....pajamas

Dave Serjeant said...

Thank you all

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