SUNSET

my dear friend nowhere in sight
and the train will leave at any moment
carrying me further on my journey

I thought he might come
elbowing the curious crowd
maybe riding a white horse
just for me

but the train whistle blows
and I am gone

© Maureen Sudlow

First line from ‘Mourning Meng Hao-Jan, by Wang Wei, in Classical Chinese Poetry. Translated by David Hinton

end of the day

5 thoughts on “SUNSET

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s