Poem: Sushumna | Poetry | Hudson Valley | Hudson Valley; Chronogram
Pin It
Favorite

Poem: Sushumna 

The route has already been railed, each station as plotted as Grand Central constellations. The terminal’s roots as old as a willow’s: tangled and tunneling, tangled and pushing, pushing up, and up, and up until the train pierces the earth, is born onto the riverbank, on to Riverdale where the rush and gurgle of water matches the hush of steel wheels sweeping against the track, its fissured planks fueling through Glenwood, a steady sun beaming through windows and warming the quiet light, the quiet calm of knowing what comes next. Greystone: a green place to pause, a green place for doors to open, for the first wafts of forsythia and crocus to filter in, un-struck and lingering through Ossining, where the railways sing as three southbound trains drum rhythmically past, fast as a Cold Spring waterfall but seen clearly: faces content with newspaper veils, faces propped upward and dozing, faces witnessing the trust of routine, this trust in transportation. And yet, the time will come to gather and exit, to gather and arrive, to stand in platform stillness while the train steams through Beacon and praise the river for doing nothing more than ripple against the sky.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Hudson Valley Events

submit event
Saugerties Writer's Club @ Saugerties Public Library

Saugerties Writer's Club

Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m. — Do you like to write? Have you ever thought of writing? Join...

6th Annual Summer Hoot

Fri., Aug. 24, Sat., Aug. 25 and Sun., Aug. 26 — A 3-day music festival at The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY (20...
Huichica Hudson Music Festival @ Chaseholm Farm

Huichica Hudson Music Festival

Fri., Aug. 24, 3 p.m., Sat., Aug. 25, 3 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 26, 3 p.m. — The Huichica Music Festival returns to the Hudson Valley this summer for...
Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018 @ Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Time Travelers: Hudson Valley Artists 2018

June 16-Nov. 11 — The works in the exhibition recognize the universal human desire to experience...
Putnam County Wine & Food Fest @ Patterson Fire Department

Putnam County Wine & Food Fest

Aug. 25-26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Enjoy the best wine and spirits New York has to offer, plus...

View all of today's events

Latest in Arts & Culture

Chronogram on Instagram

@Chronogram