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Edna St. Vincent Millay: Travel

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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2 comments on “Edna St. Vincent Millay: Travel

  1. Barbara Huntington
    May 29, 2020

    Am I terrible to love rhyme?

    Liked by 1 person

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