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Song of a Train

By Davidson, John

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Book Id: WPLBN0000253200
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Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Song of a Train  
Author: Davidson, John
Volume:
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collection: Poetry Collection
Subcollection:
Historic
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Poetry

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Excerpt: A MONSTER taught // To come to hand // Amain, // As swift as thought // Across the land // The train. // The song it sings // Has an iron sound; // Its iron wings // Like wheels go round. // Crash under bridges, // Flash over ridges, // And vault the downs; // The road is straight - // Nor stile, nor gate; // For milestones - towns! // Voluminous, vanishing, white, // The steam plume trails; // Parallel streaks of light, // THe polished rails. // Oh, who can follow? // The little swallow, // The trout of the sky: // But the sun // Is outrun, // And Time passed by. // O'er bosky dens, // By marsh and mead, // Forest and fens // Embodied speed // Is clanked and hurled; // O'er rivers and runnels; // And into the earth // And out again // In death and birth // That know no pain, // For the whole round world // Is a warren of railway tunnels. // Hark! hark! hark!

 

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