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About the Poem

This poem was inspired while I was working a new job, away from my family. In my office late, with rain falling on the window, I heard a train pass.

The poem was written as a non-classical Japanese Tanka. I kept the 5 lines but disregarded the classical 5-7-5-7-7 meter. As a poet, I enjoy the challenge of packing as much meaning as possible into the least number of words.

This Night

Through the falling rain,
a freight train mourns.
Such is my heart,
without you,
this night.
© 2000 Kevin Kunnen Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

12 Visitor Comments

monkey
i like the poetry
alexis
hello,that was a nice poem you wrote there good job.
karla
this poem got to me i feel like i was there with you when i read it!
Tynisha
THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE AND SWEET POEM. I UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WHAT UR GOIN THRU
jure'
you are YEZ cool!
Michele
It is sweet, simple, and I undertand the calling of the soul in this poem.
Jessica
I really like this poem
Eileen
Kevin, Words cannot say how inspiring your words are!. Thank you for such a beautiful poem, you are gifted, and thank you for allowing me to share it
Kat
My Boyfriend dumped me this poem reminds me of him I love this poem!I read ever poem and this one is the BEST EVER!
alpan
such a great justice done to such few words. super
James
I am currently apart from the one that I love and will not be with him again for another month. This poem puts into words what I feel every night with out him.
cara
simple beautiful

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