The Railway Station – Archibald Lampman

 

 I will be with my grandson for some days!!
So don’t worry I will be fine!!
See you on Monday!! Love you all!!!

 

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Τα τρένα 
παγεροί μάρτυρες γίνονται 
στους εναγκαλισμούς 
τα χαμόγελα, 
τα φιλιά, 
τα δάκρυα 

και τα μουρμουρητά των επιβατών τους …..

 

Μπριλή Μαίρη

 

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*William Powell Frith, The Railway Station, c.1862-1909, oil on canvas, Royal Collection

 

The darkness brings no quiet here, the light
No waking: ever on my blinded brain
The flare of lights, the rush, and cry, and strain,
The engines’ scream, the hiss and thunder smite:
I see the hurrying crowds, the clasp, the flight,
Faces that touch, eyes that are dim with pain:
I see the hoarse wheels turn, and the great train
Move labouring out into the bourneless night.
So many souls within its dim recesses,
So many bright, so many mournful eyes:
Mine eyes that watch grow fixed with dreams and guesses;
What threads of life, what hidden histories,
What sweet or passionate dreams and dark distresses,
What unknown thoughts, what various agonies!

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