Wednesday, September 4, 2013

looking out from my (business class) seat


Grace @ Everyday Amazing

the trees are throwing up
their hands in the air, shouting
verses & clapping hands- 

summer rushes, an impatient choir
as train carries me
feather light through corn & winery fields  

i let business & weighty  
matters of expectations & scorecards   
fade & slide behind me, 

the window, a waterfall of green
leaves as clouds followed me  
billowing the sky 


Posted for:   Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Things Carried
I was in Ottawa City last week for a company sponsored sales conference.
And Flash Fiction Friday - 55 words for the G-man. 

28 comments:

  1. Great image and I just love that first line. Made me giggle.

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  2. Ah, yes ... the relief that comes with mission accomplished, job well done.

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  3. "the window, a waterfall of green"....how lovely........nice to set aside the business part of the day and just consort with clouds awhile:)

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  4. Always a good thing when you can leave business and weighty matters behind you when you are in a plane & just enjoy the impressive view our your window. Very nice!

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  5. i like the relief i feel in the end...in letting go a bit and letting life happen....the first stanza is amazing, grace...love the energy in it...

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  6. Letting everything fade away, no better feeling to display

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  7. love the photo and the world you captured from your window

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  8. Loved your waterfall of green leaves... trains carry the imagination to unexpected places.

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  9. perhaps a windowfall of green :)

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  10. So vivid, Grace. I especially like the 1st stanza.

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  11. I love the way you wrote this. Nothing like staring out the fast-moving window as the world becomes a blur.

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  12. This is wonderfully descriptive - the forward motion is palpable.

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  13. Such a fun journey captured so joyfully! Especially loved the first and last verses.

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  14. Beautiful. I've always loved riding on trains.

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  15. Everything is billowing around thee, what need then is thought? I train too, a fine way to relax and in-spire. I love this capture, photo and all. (I have several minutes of video showing the same sort of speeding by.)

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  16. "the trees are throwing up" - lol, great line!

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  17. Your first stanza makes me so happy, Grace!! So joyous...well done on this poem...you really captured the movement. :)

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  18. Lovely. So nice to let go of some of those things we carry! Liked you tree images particularly.

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  19. Wow, that's a fast train. I love how you've painted a whole new image with you words, making me see the picture in a new way.

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    1. It is made for long distance travelling ~ Instead of driving the car, you can take the train from Toronto to Ottawa in leisure & comfort ~

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  20. Grace....
    How very creative turning a business trip into
    a "Heavenly" story. And with pics to boot!
    Loved your Trippy 55
    Thanks for playing, you are always a class act.
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  21. I love the imagery of "A waterfall of green"!
    That's my favorite part.

    Thanks for doing Friday 55!
    Mine's here:
    http://jannaverse.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-some-of-those-14375-facebook.html

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  22. wonderfully refreshing post - it's good to let business slip in favour of nature sometimes... an amazing pic too, perfect for the poem

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  23. I love trains. And I love this poem.
    K

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  24. "a waterfall of green". Perfect way to describe a ride on a train. I really enjoy hoping on the Amtrak - While recently visiting Illinois, I took it to Chicago and I've taken it to Washington DC from North Carolina. Great way to relax, chat, knit, read, whatever!

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  25. I love the trees throwing up and
    a waterfall of green!

    Nature does that allows us to wander~

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  26. I like the carefree tone Grace! "summer rushes, an impatient choir" - a nice line!

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