dVerse Quadrille: Ashes

The Railroad’s Cottages

Those railroad cottages with
endlessly long roof ridges,
chimney ash to rise and fall.

Living’s not easy by the rail-line.

Clotheslines with shirts drying.
Trouser legs frozen. A woman’s
crying heart drying in the cold.

And another train flashes its
rumbling noise across the window.

dVerse quadrille “ash”. 44-words sans title.  Images by Unsplash. Shared with @Experimentsinfc #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

9 responses to “dVerse Quadrille: Ashes”

  1. A woman’s
    crying heart drying in the cold.

    Oh, that’s a really powerful image, Misky… wow 😦


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  2. Having lived for a few years near tracks in Baltimore (long, long ago) this inescapable rumbling resonated with me, Misky. Thanks

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    1. We live far enough away where we only hear the train whistling as it passes through our local station. I rather like the sound of it.


  3. Lliving, and the stanza that followed, inspired. Those chimneys look like a file of sentries! 🙂


    1. There’s nothing so noble as a proper chimney.

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      1. 😂 Its the debris from the chimney worries me!

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  4. Brittle this life of constant interruption and incurable cold. Reads beautifully.

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    1. Thanks so much, K.


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