Commuting – Tanka/Haiga – September 20, 2015


snow flakes
swirl outside commuter’s trains
in Val Padana
glazed abandoned crane nests
decorate whitening fields

© G.s.k. ‘15

For many years when I lived in Albano Laziale (Italy) which is in the Colli Albani just south of Rome, I used to commute to work every day.  My train left at 7:15 in the morning and of course it was dark when I left home and my return train pulled in at 6:35 in the evening.  The only time I would see Albano in day light was during the weekends.  Here in Italy there are millions of people who maybe because of school or work are forced to go to the city every day.  I did enjoy those daily trips though.  It was a time to read or write or maybe get to know one of your fellow commuters. I also travelled often in the winter when I lived in Mantova … which is in the Val Padana.  One of the most interesting sights are the huge abandoned nests one often sees along the railway tracks.

dark dawn and dust
at home it’s always dark
winter commuting

© G.s.k. ‘15

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