Carpe Diem #377, Tayshet

18 Jan

blood and sweat gurgle
noise of train laced with whispers
rails keep history

“According to some survivor accounts, between Tayshet and Bratsk there is “a dead man under every sleeper.” Along with Japanese prisoners from the Kwantung Army, German prisoners of war formed a large proportion of the forced labor contingent, generally under a 25-year sentence. The Germans were repatriated in autumn of 1955, after West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer’s visit to Moscow.”

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6 responses to “Carpe Diem #377, Tayshet

  1. Chèvrefeuille

    18/01/2014 at 2:39 am

    If the rails of the Trans Siberian Railroad could talk … what would they tell us … they are the keepers of that history. What an awesome haiku Sky … very strong in it’s image.


  2. Ese' s Voice

    18/01/2014 at 2:32 pm

    So raw and powerful…reaches deep to the bones…



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