Стихи и рассказы из категории railway

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The opening of the railway line… The Governor and all,
With flags and banners down the street,
A banquet and a ball,
Hark to them at the station now
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I like to see it lap the miles,
And lick the valleys up,
And stop to feed itself at tanks;
And then, prodigious, step Around a pile of mountains,
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The darkness brings no quiet here, the light No waking: ever on my blinded brain The flare of lights, the rush, and cry, and strain, The engines' scream, the hiss and thunder smite: I see the hurrying crowds, the clasp, the flight, Faces that touc...
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Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
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At nine in the morning there passed a church,
At ten there passed me by the sea,
At twelve a town of smoke and smirch,
At two a forest of oak and birch,
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A tortuous double iron track; a station here, a station there;
A locomotive, tender, tanks; a coach with stiff reclining chair;
Some postal cars, and baggage, too; a vestibule of patent make;
With buffers, duffers, switches, and the...
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