woensdag 16 mei 2012

Dichtersbankje | Robert Louis Stevenson

Foto: © Bert Bevers | Sheffield Railway Station

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From a Railway Carriage

Faster than fairies, faster than witches, 
Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches, 
And charging along like troops in a battle, 
All through the meadows the horses and cattle: 
All of the sights of the hill and the plain 
Fly as thick as driving rain; 
And ever again in the wink of an eye, 
Painted stations whistle by.

Here is a child who clambers and scrambles, 
All by himself and gathering brambles; 
Here is a tramp who stands and grazes; 
And there is a green for stringing daisies! 
Here is a cart run away in the road 
Lumping along with man and load; 
And here is a mill and there is a river: 
Each a glimpse and gone for ever!

© Robert Louis Stevenson

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