On the Train from Tours to Paris


on a train from Tours to Paris

on a foggy afternoon


Imagining how caring and loving,

and gentle and sweet she may be

the woman in black

in her simple yet refined elegance

on the train to Paris

on this cold, gray, shadowless afternoon


A humming, silent sound that invites sleepiness

and dreams

and fantasies

and the desire for a long, warming hug

and the soothing scent of a woman in love

the one in black on the train to Paris on this foggy afternoon


Just wandering thoughts

impermanent as they all are

appearing and vanishing

like the sights on the window of this train

on this cold, gray, shadowless afternoon




Piero Falci is an author and educator who believes that the inner work that leads to personal awakening and transformation is indispensable to create a wholesome world. He is an explorer of the mysteries of life who loves to observe, reflect, and write, and who not only strives to live a life that matters, but also hopes to inspire others to do the same. He is a promoter of peace who believes in advancing the idea that Heaven is here if we want it to be. He teaches mindfulness meditation, mindful living, and the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program as taught at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He organizes Silent Peace Walks.


Take a look at these books at the Peaceful Ways online store


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– “Peaceful Ways – The Power of Making Your Wishes Come True”

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– “Pay Attention! Be Alert! Discovering Your Route to Happiness”


– “Silent Peace Walk”



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