Compartments of Intrigue

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub:  Catching Up With Brian Miller, Part 1
In Quadrille stye, in 44 words exactly, write a poem or prose, with the word JOURNEY. (posted by Grace)

A journey on the Orient Express
with stops in exotic lands–
glossy wood compartments
carrying wealthy women,
retired colonels, famous
detectives, and spies.
I among them in the dining car,
sipping a brandy or two, and exchanging
stories, until–midnight and murder,
most foul.

Part 1, Catching Up with Brian Miller

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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12 Responses to Compartments of Intrigue

  1. Mish says:

    This gave me the most vivid visuals! I love the throwback in time…and oh so mysterious.

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  2. Travelling on night trains is so exotic… i will travel north soon.. but hopefully no murders.

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  3. Until-midnight and murder –What a great choice of words to capture the greater meaning of the Orient Express!

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  4. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Oh, that was a good way to use the topic!

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  5. kanzensakura says:

    This made me think I was travelling with Pierot (sp?) or Marple on an exotic midnight train. Love the mystery in this and the drinking of cognac. Excellent!


  6. Myrna Zach says:

    It was a dark and rainy night

    Sent from my iPad



  7. Grace says:

    I have read all of Poirot books and movies in Netflix. Love the vista of exotic canvas until the murder at night most foul. Thanks for joining us Sara!!!

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  8. Sounds like a riveting ride! How fun 🙂

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  9. Bodhirose says:

    I felt the same as Toni…just like those old stories on the Orient Express! Fun!


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