Saturday, September 13, 2014

From a Railway Carriage

In keeping with the train theme, here's a splendid poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Louis Stevenson
illustrated by Llewellyn Thomas 1993

What a glorious way to describe racing along on a train and the sights that pass by "in the wink of an eye".  The illustrations show a little girl peering out of the carriage window and all that she sees- a child, a tramp, a cart run away in the road, each a glimpse and gone forever.

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