The Train on the Sea


Everything is still

in the train on the sea.

Pleasant shadows

slouch around me

journeying to 


I sit in

soft silence

caressed by the 





I sit 

in the train in the sea 

steeping in tranquility 

enveloped by serenity. 

The train in the sea slides on, 

              past clouds and cottages, 

                   delivering me one step closer to home.

Landen Parkin is a poet and teacher living in St. Paul, Minnesota. His work has been published in multiple sources including the Ekphrastic Review,  Eclectica Magazine, and Sheila-Na-Gig Magazine. He enjoys reading and writing and gazing out the windows of his sunroom. You can find him on Twitter at @Parkinlanden.

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