Train ride home

Today I rode the VIA train from Prince George back home to Telkwa.  What a fantastic way to see familiar yet spectacular terrain from a new perspective!  I wrote down some of the things I saw and arranged it into a poem…

Wise-cracking stewards
and amiable travellers
see
birds in flight,
islands in lakes,
bear cubs in trees,
an eagle high above,
lily pad-filled ponds,
hay bales in the fields,
trees pointing to the sky,
reeds standing in swamps and
antiques behind forgotten sheds
while surveying gently rolling farmland,
curving around water’s shores,
hugging mountain cliffs and
passing freight trains
as parallel steel rails lead the way.