Carpe Diem Haiku – Yenisei River


There are expected stops where we can follow the progress of our trip. They provide a confirmation of progress through the endless parade of taiga spruce. Then there are the unexpected stops, where we often get a confirmation from the meeting train, and we can catch a brief glimpses on unaware passengers. But if the stop becomes too long, an uneasiness come crawling, to be standing still deviates so much from the normality of movement. But the slow moving freight train filled with timber on its way to hungry paper mills finally provides an answer.

Consistency of movements interrupt when we meet some unmade books

From Wikimedia Commons

From Wikimedia Commons


I continue to mix my own feelings from train travel with this imagined trip across Siberia.. Linked to Carpe Diem

January 15, 2014

12 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Yenisei River

  1. The train makes unplanned stutters and stops to let the journey of the books begin – in their raw stage, just like the thoughts of the traveller, who will write them one day. The reader is transported. The reader, too, feels that movement is now the normal state of being, which is of course no longer just ‘being.’ Your haibun continue to have such richness of philosophy in them, and yes, the haibun/American sentences are 1. unique and 2. fit so well. I did try, a few times, but it is very, very difficult, and you make it look deceptively easy. You just cannot, cannot pull a three line loosely based 575 out into an American sentence. No way. I know, I have tried..

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