DAILY PHOTO: Scenes from the Shimla – Kalka Train

Taken in June of 2015 on the Shimla – Kalka Toy Train

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passing engine

open air

postal elephant

a curious passenger

reminded me of the aqueducts

DAILY PHOTO: Rail Through Mountains

Taken in July of 2011 in the Peruvian Andes

Taken in July of 2011 in the Peruvian Andes

As I recall, these mountains sat near the Willkanuta Mountains. Anyway, they lie somewhere along the road between Cuzco and Puno in the Peruvian Andes.

POEM: Do They Really Sleep?

Are these sleepy  little villages and hamlets really tucked into bed by eleven?

When my train rolls by and there is nothing on display to my bleary eye

except vacant roads, dark shadows, and the dim glow of night-lights.

Cars are still; people are absent; time is frozen but for the wind-blown hedges.

But do these villages go to sleep, or do they just turn off the lights

and do those things which should not be subjected to the light?