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Chhh-ta-cuff, Chhh-ta-cuff

chhh-ta-cuff, chhh-ta-cuff


The train chugging back and forth
Looked out of the window.
The beautiful landscape floating by
I wish I was there in the fresh air
Aha, the train stopped at Calais station,
the engine driver has got down. 
It is the time for uploading the coal
And will take more time to fire
the engine of the steam locomotive.
I saw the Towers of Canterbury.
My mind was full the Chaucerian images.
Felt peace with waters of English Channel

I heard the whistle and chhh-ta-cuff sound
I ran and running the train I got aboard.
I again I looked out of the window
And saw green meadows and willows,
the English dolls strolling by.
I put out my head out of the window
Oh, my face was dark with the soot
and my eyes aching with the grit.

I heard the sound of the engine along
Recalling the words of R.L. Stevenson
"Faster than fairies, faster than witches."

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January 23, 2015
Form: Free Verse
Second Place Win

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 2/10/2015 4:05:00 PM
Enjoyed the ride Dr Ram, and congrats on the win..'
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Date: 2/1/2015 1:57:00 PM
DR RAM, CONGRATULATIONS on your RAILWAY JOURNEY win *ALWAYS* SKAT
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Date: 1/29/2015 6:41:00 PM
Dr. Ram.. Master of imagery in the interesting story you weave! Congrats on your win...
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Date: 1/26/2015 5:14:00 PM
Congratulations on the win Dr. Mehta
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Date: 1/26/2015 4:31:00 PM
Many congratulations! I love the way that you describe the train ride...excellent imagery.
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Date: 1/26/2015 5:53:00 AM
Chaucer and canterbury... loved your take on the theme... congrats on the win.#7
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Date: 1/26/2015 1:14:00 AM
Interesting images and references Dr. Mehta. Congratulations on your great win. Earl
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Date: 1/26/2015 1:12:00 AM
Interesting images and references Dr. Mehta. Congratulations on your great win. Earl
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Date: 1/25/2015 3:51:00 PM
A great descriptive poem, Dr. Ram. Congratulations on your nice win. Sandra
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Date: 1/25/2015 3:41:00 PM
a beautiful descriptive write - many congrats Dr Mehta:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 1/25/2015 2:15:00 PM
Dr. Ram Mehta, love your descriptive story, congratulations on your win, and 7. Blessings eve
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Date: 1/25/2015 1:40:00 PM
great pen Ram congrats on 2nd place hugs
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Date: 1/23/2015 9:59:00 AM
Hey Dr. Ram, you have such a wonderful ability to make one feel as if they are physically there and personally experiencing the soot and grit. Extremely well written expression. Neva
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Date: 1/23/2015 9:27:00 AM
Chhh-ta-cuff, Chhh-ta-cuff I feel my boyhood in a small Railway town of Assam where my father was a Railway employee. Regards Mehtasaab>rajat
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