Train of Hope

By Somali K Chakrabarti

Train of Hope
Rain,Steam and Speed/JMWTurner/1844

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Arising from mist

of mind, the train of hope appears

On a track of faith!

“Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway” is an oil painting by the 19th century British painter J. M. W. Turner. The painting was first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1844. It is now in the collection of the National Gallery, London.


A Haiku is a Japanese poem consisting of 17 syllables in 3 lines, with 5 syllables in the first and third lines and 7 in the second.


Lei: A wreath for your soul  is a string of short poems reflecting on nature, life, illusion and inspiration.Lei




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  • Appropriate on Rail Budget! Amazing art!

  • A day after the Railway budget “the train of hope appears On a track of faith!” aptly describes the feelings of us all 🙂

  • Hope and Faith on the Train. Wonderful combination Somali as always. You find the right images for your words which makes it even better.

  • Hope and faith and the interrelation symbolically depicted. Real good.

  • Beautiful image and thought, Somali

  • Hope arises from the haze of worry to those who have faith in God.A lovely message!

  • We are all passengers of train of life. Rabindranath Tagore wrote a beautiful poem” E pran rater rail Gari”( The life is like the night train”. You have gifted us a beautiful Haiku along with a oil painting “Rain ,Steam and Speed” by JMW Turner.

  • Hope and faith, such an eternal combination, yet so ephemeral..

  • Haven’t seen you on here for a while, Somali! nice words and stunning image.

  • Simple but so on point, like the train from the mist takes on an ethereal quality.

  • An eternal philosophy presented in the minimum no. of words with the wonderful usage of the classic painting of JMW Turner. I would love to learn this Haiku of yours by heart. You never need more than a handful of words to convey what you purport to convey. And that’s the trait of a genius. Compliments Somali Ji.

  • Finally the train is on track. (Indian Rails). A beautiful Haiku Somali. Very true, only with Hope and faith our train of life runs. . 🙂 Have a great weekend. 🙂

  • Hope and faith, they go hand in hand… and yes, they are often shrouded by the doubts (mist of mind)… wonderful imagery, Somali… 🙂

    (think it has nothing to do with the budget 😛 )

  • So beautiful Somali….mist, hope, faith….and the train ….of thoughts……:)

  • Very symbolic and very true! Mind is indeed a tunnel. Great haiku, Somali! 👍👍

  • Somali you have beautifully encapsulated…mist and mind, train and track. Lovely choice of words and each words speaks volumes. And you pick of the painting from 1844, is just magical. I have very little understanding of the abstract painting and try a get a hang of the modern art and I have lot of interest and inquisitiveness to study the color and combination crafted on the canvas but I keep failing being a good interpreter of paintings especially the abstract one.

    This train painting emerging out of the mist indeed captures my imagination, perhaps the greatness lies in its simplicity of conceptualizing the idea.

  • What a beautiful thought. Actually it clears how we function.

  • I find this particularly beautiful…I can sense the motion of the train and how that ‘Hope’ can deliver you anywhere….

  • There’s mystery and the unknown in the image. Pleasing colors as well.

  • Even if the future is clouded and uncertain, we must stay on track and proceed onward and forward. Excellent haiku, and the painting illustrates your words perfectly!

  • Loved the metaphor, Somali. Hope, and faith arising from the mists of mind–great imagery.

  • I actually saw this painting in London. It was tranquil and peaceful with a tiny hint of hidden storms…. Life is a journey… Wonderful painting if you go to London do see it.

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