by James Thomson (1834 - 1882)

In the train
Language: English 
As we rush, as we rush in the train
The trees and the houses go wheeling back,
But the starry heavens above the plain
Come flying on our track

All the beautiful stars of the sky,
The silver doves of the forest of Night
Over the dull earth swarm and fly
Companions of our flight.

We will rush ever on without fear;
Let the goal be far, the flight be fleet
For we carry the Heavens with us dear,
While the earth slips from our feet!


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