Such a lovely drawn out feel to this as the train passes and the dog's bark fades, as we leave the haiku. and we're left alone in the dark and silence with the memory, and probably more memories. So rich. Really beautiful.
I am a sucker for train haiku, and I rarely hear or see dogs at the moment, but two rescued Lurchers are heading over for a quick visit over Christmas, for a winter walk. They will have me on a leash, of course.
The last line is incredibly atmospheric, capturing both film and television experiences of iconic train adventures to my own travelling through Europe during and post-Cold War!
The word midnight always conjures up multiple images, thoughts, senses, and feelings, and a dog in the night, plus the freight train, makes for an incredible adventure of a haiku, thank you!
I can't manage trains and dogs but what about Paris, snow, and a really good 'long' cup of coffee?
a Parisian train station
Presence #68 (November 2020)
a dog all smiles
can't wait to say hello
we talk secretly
Weird Laburnum ed. Michael O’Brien (September 2019)
From "The Letter D is Missing" (a muri-bun)
From the “Surrealism as Truth series” in association with “the dogs of name.”