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From A Railway Carriage
(1850-1894 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

From A Railway Carriage

Poem By Robert Louis Stevenson

Faster than fairies, faster than witches,
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;
And charging along like troops in a battle
All through the meadows the horses and cattle:
All of the sights of the hill and the plain
Fly as thick as driving rain;
And ever again, in the wink of an eye,
Painted stations whistle by.
Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,
All by himself and gathering brambles;
Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;
And here is the green for stringing the daisies!
Here is a cart runaway in the road
Lumping along with man and load;
And here is a mill, and there is a river:
Each a glimpse and gone forever!

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Very good I liked it.
A great poem by the great writer and poet. A poem to knock your socks off and a poem to never tire of rereading. So many gathered and great images, superb!
The poem makes me feel if i am in a train
Learnt this as a child over 60yrs ago, great to re-discover it again


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