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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  • 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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