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Local Train to Mysore

Updated on October 9, 2017

At 5 AM the local train, took to Mysore.
I got to cherish, the local flavor.

Sleepy loco, woke up unwilling,
Cool air started, gushing in.

None in the crowd, were troubling,
though compartments were filling.

Standing ones still smiled.
Few chewed betel nut, red.

Vendors in eagerness to serve me,
crispy homemade vada, steaming idli,
spilled on it, delicious chutney.

As the sun rose, people opened the shutters,
and the light filled in, with morning colors.

Farms outside were, green with plantain,
few were tilled, chocolate brown,
with peacocks pecking them, like hen.

Sky was shy, with colorful blushes,
it kept hiding, behind the coconut trees.

The colors were vibgyor,
clouds ran haywire.

River Kaveri was on a sprint,
Heavy rain made her a restless girl, overnight.

As the train pulled ahead,
lord vishnu's abode, appeared beside.

Before I could reach the Royal city,
i felt served with royalty.

Though was slow, I am proud of this Loco,
Sad, 4 hours flew in one go.

© 2015 Hari Prasad S

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    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 months ago from Bangalore

      Eric,

      That's so nice of you and i am happy my poem made a mark, that you, recalled it.

      Thanks Eric for telling your trips and endeavours. You must write more about it too.

      Thanks for visiting here and getting refreshed.

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Saw a new one of yours and remembered this one. Seoul, Madrid, to the arctic circle and back down to Berlin. Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. I lived before big old Semi-long haul trucks and the trains carried out stuff. I least in my hamlet.

      This refreshed me. Thank you

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 months ago from Shelton

      wow, then he did an amazing job for you...

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      8 months ago from Bangalore

      Frank, That painting was from a friend for specifically this poem.

      - hari

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      8 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Frank for your appreciation. I wrote this while travelling on the local train from Bangalore to Mysore.

      - hari

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      Frank Atanacio 

      8 months ago from Shelton

      Hari I love the image and the poetic voice this write offered... great poem

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      8 months ago from Bangalore

      Barabara thanks for reading and appreciating. Yes train traveling is always nostalgic. They provide us our best memories,

      Thanks and have a great day.

      - Hari

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      8 months ago from Templeton, CA

      I have only rarely traveled by train, but you have given me a lovely word picture to remember the few experiences I have had. Sometimes I feel like my life is a train ride as I live each day and the sights, sounds, and feelings slip forever into the past with nightfall.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      8 months ago from Bangalore

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks for visiting this hub and yes it has such a child like fun travelling in a train. In India the trains are a complete kelidoscope of our poeple and Indian ways.

      - hari

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      Robin Carretti 

      8 months ago from Hightstown

      Just so picturesque your words and I love trains I was the City Girl which I will always remember the fun and trains are just so cool form the Orient to any style it puts an amazing smile on my face like your read

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      16 months ago from Bangalore

      That is such a wonderful comment tamara. I am happy the poem, helped you to now try a train trip.

      - hari

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      Tamara Moore 

      16 months ago

      I have been in many planes, but never have I been in a train...ever. I would like to try it, sometime, especially after having read your exciting poem!

      Hugsssss,

      Tamara

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      16 months ago from Bangalore

      That's nice to know Ann. You will have a great time then.

      - hari

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      Ann Carr 

      16 months ago from SW England

      We are hoping to visit India on our way back from Australia next year. My partner knows the family of the Maharajh of Pashua as they were most welcoming when he was travelling through in the 70s, so that would be exciting!

      Ann

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      Hari Prasad S 

      16 months ago from Bangalore

      Yes Ann. It is a great royal city of india. You can google search. Has a great history and still is pride of my state.

      Thanks for the generous appreciation, I am happy you like the poem. Yes local trains are a great way to connect to the local environment and people.

      Do visit India.

      - hari

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      Ann Carr 

      16 months ago from SW England

      I love train travel and this gave a wonderful insight into that train ride. I could see all the scenery you passed and I loved your vivid, original descriptions. It sounds like a wonderful place.

      Ann

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      18 months ago from Bangalore

      Thanks demas and your wife for visiting this hub and liking. Those are south indian dishes, you can google them and try in some indian restaurants. You would love them. Thanks for liking the poetic travelogue I wrote on that train.

      - hari

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      Demas W Jasper 

      18 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      My wife and I liked this, but lacked knowledge of some of the different foods you mention. We could picture the train trip and the pecking peacocks. Nice visual images.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      19 months ago from Bangalore

      You are welcome linda.

      Thanks for visiting. Do visit Mysore too.

      - hari

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      Linda Crampton 

      19 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love the vivid description of a train ride in this poem. I felt like I was on the train with you!

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you vocalcoach for visiting this hub. Enjoy my other one too. Thanks for sharing. God bless.

      - hari

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you for this descriptive imagery and poetic style. Enjoyed this and will share.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you suhil. I am happy you like it. Do have a lookat other poems I have written too.

      - hari

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      Suhil Patel 

      2 years ago

      very nice Hari, keep going ....,

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      I am so happy you liked it Eric.

      - hari

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I love trains. And this piece carried me away with you. Thanks for letting me travel with you.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thank you sir. I liked it too presenting poetic travelogue to Mysore. You try the local train from Bangalore and recall this piece.

      - hari

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      Vishnu 

      2 years ago

      Ah the dawn and heading to heavenly

      Mysuru and relishing Vada.One can't but lose into the divine!

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Excellent! My Guru loved trains and composed a few train songs. Beautiful ride. Om Shanti!!

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks. Nice comments.

      Hari

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      gKhegde 

      3 years ago

      good Hari! I liked it! nane mysorege hodno annistu

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks sudha for your lovely comments.

      - hari

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      Sudhamani.S 

      3 years ago

      Nice imagery anybody who has travelled early mornings can connect with it.good keep writing.

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      shashi 

      3 years ago

      Very nice.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Surabhi,

      Great. Thanks for the note you have put for this poem.

      - Hari

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Well, I recently paid a visit to my hometown last December - Punjab, India :) It was marvellous and pretty chilly, especially in Delhi. I would love to visit Bangalore and Mumbai someday.

    • shprd74 profile imageAUTHOR

      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Have you been to india.? Come to mysore. It is really a beautiful city. But do take the morning train. :-)

      - hari

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      3 years ago

      Hari, this one deserves applause. What a vivid picturesome description you have penned down!

      ‘…Crispy homemade vada, steaming idli…’ – Whoa! just mouth-watering!

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      Hari Prasad S 

      3 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Madhu. You become my translator.

      - hari

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      madhu 

      3 years ago

      Tumba chennagide hari, start in Kannada too please

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