Elegant Express

Written for:  Phoenix Rising – Planes, & Boats & Cars (& Trains & Bikes)
So our travels are over for another Summer. We’ve seen and wrote about many places. Today let’s celebrate the means of our travels. Pick a mode of transportation and write with that inspiration in mind. Sometimes, getting there is half the fun. Take us along however you go!


In the rich wooden
parlor cars, curtained
in red velvet, I dine
on fine china, drink
from crystal goblets.
At times travel is delayed
by weather, a small hitch
easily assuaged by scenery
of mountains and seas.
Stops occur in exotic places,
and you say goodbye
to faces that have become
familiar. From Paris
to Istanbul, the Orient
Express is the finest
way to travel.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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