Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

(1908 - 1963 / Michigan / United States)

Listen to this poem:
What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Night Journey

Now as the train bears west,
Its rhythm rocks the earth,
And from my Pullman berth
I stare into the night
While others take their rest.
Bridges of iron lace,
A suddenness of trees,
A lap of mountain mist
All cross my line of sight,
Then a bleak wasted place,
And a lake below my knees.
Full on my neck I feel
The straining at a curve;
My muscles move with steel,
I wake in every nerve.
I watch a beacon swing
From dark to blazing bright;
We thunder through ravines
And gullies washed with light.
Beyond the mountain pass
Mist deepens on the pane;
We rush into a rain
That rattles double glass.
Wheels shake the roadbed stone,
The pistons jerk and shove,
I stay up half the night
To see the land I love.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


Read poems about / on: rain, dark, journey, night, light, tree

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Open House by Theodore Roethke )

Enter the verification code :

  • Livingspirit Tommy (9/10/2008 9:11:00 AM)

    such a lovely work... wish im this good.

    8 person liked.
    16 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »
[Hata Bildir]