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THE TRAIN TO MONTREAL poem

Story ID:4199
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2008
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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The Train to Montreal

is a cascade of clattering
wheels in the daylight
as steel rails
endure shaking
coaches, passengers in
drifting moments
of rest, a repetitious journey across
miles of pastures, trees
clumped in shades of
branches, conversation stretching
through the corridors as an
attendant repeats,
“Montreal…five minutes,” her
French accent penetrating
my English background, as the
train rolls on, rolls on. When
we cross twilight’s barrier, everything
is faceless, descending
from dark clouds; cars like
flashlights in the night.

© Richard L. Provencher 2008


Co-authors Richard and Esther Provencher invite you to view their newest novel SOMEONE’S SON written during Richard’s recovery from a stroke, which gob-smacked him in 1999. It is a Young Adult novel dealing with a family crisis. http://www.synergebooks.com/ebook_someonesson.html