Carpe Diem Haiku – Yaroslavl

On a longer train journey the peace settles gradually as we leave our starting point. The knowledge that all the passengers will share this confined world, where we seem to be moving while our world somehow is more static then ever. When we reach the first stop, we just notice the rush of people on the station while in the restaurant wagon we have all settled in. I recall some friends we have made on such journeys and the non-rushed conversations we have had sharing a dining table while the world is passing by the windows.

friendships grows
talking ’bout what matters most

Scene from a train-window by Martiros Saryan

Scene from a train-window by Martiros Saryan

Today our Journey with Carpe Diem continues. Since I never traveled the Trans-Siberian railway I try to mix in my own experience into this. Hopefully by the end of the month my haibun series will form a complete series.

January 3, 2014

18 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Yaroslavl

  1. very cool… i love train rides….so cool to observe all the different people and even better to talk to them as well….share a bit of their journey while on the journey…cool

  2. You have masterfully managed to put in few words something that is really meaningful about friendships – all the way from the moment when they start to develop…

  3. Wonderful and I love the word ‘encapsulated’. We all need to slow down and really emerge in conversations 🙂
    Btw….I cannot find where to do this one and link it. I saw it early and now has disappeared.

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