The Railway Train

  • THE RAILWAY TRAIN.

  • Emily Dickinson

    I like to see it lap the miles,

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  • And lick the valleys up,

  • And stop to feed itself at tanks;

  • And then, prodigious, step

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  • Emily Dickinson

    Around a pile of mountains,

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  • And, supercilious, peer

  • In shanties by the sides of roads;

  • And then a quarry pare

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  • Emily Dickinson

    To fit its sides, and crawl between,

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  • Complaining all the while

  • In horrid, hooting stanza;

  • Then chase itself down hill

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  • Emily Dickinson

    And neigh like Boanerges;

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  • Then, punctual as a star,

  • Stop — docile and omnipotent —

  • At its own stable door.


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