Friday, November 13, 2009

A Fine Train Poem

Model railroaders and railfans are not noted for being fond of poetry, but there's one poem they should know: Travel, by English poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. It expresses my sentiments well.

The railroad track is miles away,
And the day is loud with voices speaking,
Yet there isn't a train goes by all day
But I hear its whistle shrieking.

All night there isn't a train goes by,
Though the night is still for sleep and dreaming,
But I see its cinders red on the sky,
And hear its engine steaming.

My heart is warm with the friends I make,
And better friends I'll not be knowing;
Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take,
No matter where it's going.

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