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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Railway Train





The Railway Train

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,
And, supercilious, peer
In shanties by the sides of roads;
And then a quarry pare

To fit its sides, and crawl between,
Complaining all the while
In horrid, hooting stanza;
Then chase itself down hill

And neigh like Boanerges;
Then, punctual as a star,
Stop -- docile and omnipotent --
At its own stable door.

Emily Dickinson

18 comments:

  1. i love it. i love the vintage look of old trains. beautifully put together my barbie girl!!!

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  2. Thank you, Lorilynn! I love trains! Dad used to be a brakeman for the Pennsy railroad. I haven't been on a train since I was a child and I miss them! :)

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  3. I love trains!!! I would love to go on the Orient Express :-))) Perhaps I could have an adventure with Hercule Poirot!
    Lovely image - looks nicer than the original!!

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  4. Hahaha!! Sounds like fun! Thank you, Jonie! :)

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  5. This brings back memories...I used to ride by train over 700 km to get to the seaside... about 20 hours and it was FUN! :D

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  6. Giulia, that sounds like such fun! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  7. I like that effect on the old engine. Those old locomotives had a romance about them that the new ones have lost.

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  8. What a beautiful old train and as always, a great choice of poem to go with it Barbara.

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  9. Montucky, you are so right! Thank you! :)

    Thank you, Neva and Kate, for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  10. Wonderful rustic train image and great framing! Love those old trains!

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  11. I LOVED IT! I REMINDED ME OF ALL THOSE YEARS DAD WORKED ON THE RAILROAD!! THANKS SIS. LOVE YA! J

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  12. Thank you Sis J! Yep, it did the same for me! Memories of our Dad and him taking us on train rides! I miss that! Thanks for commenting! :)

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  13. The image sure has a vintage look to it. I wonder what it was like taking photos back in those days. How did they photograph a moving train? Did they have shutter control back then? Probably not, this train must have been sitting still for the photo. Hmmm... I answer my own questions all the time. At least I get the type of answer I'm after when I do that.

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  14. Haha! I'm glad you answered your own questions, Preston, as I wouldn't know the answers myself! Thank you for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  15. You can't go wrong using Emily, she had a way with words that is unmatched.

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  16. Hi, Doug! You are so right about Emily! Thank you for stopping by! :)

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