Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SECTION GANG: NIGHT, by NORMAN BOLKER

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SECTION GANG: NIGHT, by            
First Line: Gandy dancers sleep all night
Last Line: But he wouldn't know ...
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Night; Railroads; Work; Workers; Bedtime; Railways; Trains

Gandy dancers sleep all night.
They creep wearily to their creaking double-bunks
in the little old red freight cars on the siding.
They sleep, but never dream, for what do they know of songs and beauty?
All a gandy dancer wants is a full belly and a little love and sleep.
Creator of the cold smooth silver bands,
but he wouldn't know ...

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