Julian Tuwim

(1894 - 1953 / Łódź / Poland)

Julian Tuwim Poems

1. Wife 4/1/2010
2. The Saturday Night Song 4/1/2010
3. Grass 4/1/2010
4. Polish Flowers 4/1/2010
5. The Common Man 1/1/2004
6. The Dancing Socrates 1/1/2004
7. The Locomotive 1/1/2004
Best Poem of Julian Tuwim

The Locomotive

A big locomotive has pulled into town,
Heavy, humungus, with sweat rolling down,
A plump jumbo olive.
Huffing and puffing and panting and smelly,
Fire belches forth from her fat cast iron belly.

Poof, how she's burning,
Oof, how she's boiling,
Puff, how she's churning,
Huff, how she's toiling.
She's fully exhausted and all out of breath,
Yet the coalman continues to stoke her to death.

Numerous wagons she tugs down the track:
Iron and steel monsters hitched up to her back,
All filled with people and other things too:
The first carries cattle, ...

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