Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Across the Wilderness

                                                                                                      User: Kneiphof
Image: The Trans-Siberian Railway in 1903
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Travelling across
the Siberian wilderness
in spiritual bliss

Coldness I feel out
there but warmness exudes from
just her mere presence

Aleph, I proceed
Jubilance in feel for I
am pensive in mood

Note: Retracing the footsteps of Paulo Coelho who writes in
the first person of his journey in Russia in his novel, Aleph

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #363 with  -  Aleph, the journey begins..


  1. wow...that sounds like quite the adventure... makes me yearn to board a train you know... smiles.. happy new year to you hank

  2. that would def be quite the journey...i def would take a train trip again...that would be so fun...to the sway of the cars down the tracks....

  3. Be quite the trip from start to finish indeed

  4. Lovely. Such tender haiku. I loved the last one. I wish you a Happy New Year. Have a good time. :-)

  5. It's nice to have someone warm nearby, isn't it? Happy New Year!

  6. All good wishes for 2014 Hank ... you've caught the romance of the Trans Siberian Railroad in a nice trio of haiku. Brings good vibes to my mind ...

  7. Loved the verses and thanks for digging out the photo, how interesting.

  8. Love your reference and pictures to the Transibirian Railway... I would love to travel once. I love travel that way and do it every now and then up to Northern Sweden... takes about 20 hours ,,, and with your own compartment its quite a spiritual journey.. Happy New Year.

  9. Your 2nd is quite romantic.

    Happy New Year!

  10. Really love that first haiku...surprising since most associate Siberia with desolation. To be blissful is to be oblivious to that around you. Well done.

  11. Beautiful presentation and great mood created here with these haiku. Thanks for your wonderful comments. I have catching up to do.