Walt Whitman
New York / United States
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To A Locomotive In Winter

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THEE for my recitative!
Thee in the driving storm, even as now--the snow--the winter-day
declining;
Thee in thy panoply, thy measured dual throbbing, and thy beat
convulsive;
Thy black cylindric body, golden brass, and silvery steel;
Thy ponderous side-bars, parallel and connecting rods, gyrating,
shuttling at thy sides;
Thy metrical, now swelling pant and roar--now tapering in the
distance;
Thy great protruding head-light, fix'd in front;
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Eric Ericson 03 January 2015
It intrigues me how the first couple of lines seem to mimic the sound of a steam locomotive starting up.
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