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A RAILROAD YARD AT NIGHT, by            
First Line: Faint forms of giant buildings in the night
Last Line: Gleaming of silver underneath the stars.
Subject(s): Commuters; Railroads; Traffic; Travel; Railways; Trains; Journeys; Trips


FAINT forms of giant buildings in the night
Across the flat, steel spider-web are seen,
While like strange stars the lamps of red and green
Hang in the ebon air at every height
In placid peace with all the lamps of white.
Beyond the bridge the weary cars convene,
Sunk in a slumber soundless and serene,
Wrapped well in robes of darkness recondite:
But here the trembling engines thunder by,
Drawing their trains of peopled palace cars,
The great black beasts of beauty sing and sigh,
The whistles cut the air like scimitars,
And these much-traveled tracks of traffic lie
Gleaming of silver underneath the stars.





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