The Journey Begins



new year’s day
dipping the pen into the well –
a new chapter



 winter reverie –
the urge to run away
with the train whistle



the hustle and bustle
searching all the strange faces –
Grand Central platform


© 2014 Wabi Sabi

Haiku Heights – expectation

Carpe Diem  – catch up –
Jan 1 – Aleph

Jan 2 – Yaroslavsky Terminal Moscow

Jan 3 – Yaroslavl

Like Bjorn, I was tempted to do this month of prompts as haibun.  I think the idea of a train trip, based on a novel, lends itself to a bit of prose with the haiku.  Alas I have an extremely busy month and may be among the  missing at times. These prompts are a bit more challenging for me and I may not have the time right now to prepare a post every day.  I will participate whenever I can.  One more thing.  Today’s prompt took me to Grand Central Station in New York City!  So I may not be on the same train as the rest of you!  I have to go where the prompt takes me! Enjoy your ride!!

15 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. I’m sure it’s OK that you’re on a different train…I’m not even on a train…just watching with fascination as they thunder past 🙂 Great set of haiku!


  2. Wonderful. I, too, was thinking of Grand Central today and it may end up in my month as I grew up near New York City and my first train trips were along the Hudson into Grand Central. I still remember how it impressed me as a child and how it impresses me to this day.


  3. You were surely on a different route, but that isn’t a problem here … you are free to interprete the prompts … so feel free … inspiration brings you to the place were it will have you … Good to see that you’re catching up. I am also catching up, but not on the prompts … I have to catch up with commenting … I am hopelessly behind 🙂


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