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Famous Axles Poems by Famous Poets

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by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...r Rover, 
"Give him 'Dandaloo'!" 

And the teamster slowly toiling 
Through the deep black country, soiling 
Wheels and axles, too, 
Lays the whip on Spot and Banker, 
Rouses Tarboy with a flanker -- 
"Redman! Ginger! Heave there! Yank her 
Wade in, Dandaloo!"...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton break of morn 
The creeks are running white, 
And Tiger, Spot and Snailey-horn 
Must bend their bows by night; 
And axles, wheels, and flooring boards 
Are swept with flying spray 
As shoulder-deep, through mountain fords 
The leaders feel their way. 

He needs no sign of cross or kirn 
To guide him as he goes, 
For every twist and every turn 
That old black leader knows. 
Up mountains steep they heave and strain 
Where never wheel has rolled, 
And what the toili...Read More

by Tebb, Barry
...awn on the windowsills.


The Roundhouse at Holbeck

Housed the engines of Empire

Kirkstall Forge hammered out

Axles and bogeys for wagons

Yellow flames in the velvet

Dark with the great wheel stuck

In the earth for two hundred

Years; when a man jammed in the

Casting shed his body was half

Melted down and those who got

Him out went on a whisky

Spree before they could drag

His body free.


Standard I’s Miss Gibbons was

Like a crinkled leaf in he...Read More

by Sandburg, Carl
...The rear axles hold the kick of twenty Missouri jackasses.

It is in the records of the patent office and the ads there is twenty horse power pull here.

The farm boy says hello to you instead of twenty mules—he sings to you instead of ten span of mules.

A bucket of oil and a can of grease is your hay and oats.

Rain proof and fool proof they stable ...Read More

by Desnos, Robert
from 2000 years ago and piercing screams in a flaming park and kisses.
Sinister handshakes in a sickly light and axles grinding on paralyzing roads.
No doubt there is you who I do not know, who on the contrary I do know.
But who, here in my dreams, demands to be felt without ever appearing.
You who remain out of reach in reality and in dream.
You who belong to me through my will to possess your illusion
but who brings your face near mine only if my eyes...Read More

by Rilke, Rainer Maria
...See how in their veins all becomes spirit;
into each other they mature and grow.
Like axles, their forms tremblingly orbit,
round which it whirls, bewitching and aglow.
Thirsters, and they receive drink,
watchers, and see: they receive sight.
Let them into one another sink
so as to endure each other outright....Read More

by Dickinson, Emily
...This slow Day moved along --
I heard its axles go
As if they could not hoist themselves
They hated motion so --

I told my soul to come --
It was no use to wait --
We went and played and came again
And it was out of sight --...Read More

by von Goethe, Johann Wolfgang
He goes--the constellations quake,

The sun, the world quake fearfully.

I see Him in His victor-car,
On fiery axles borne afar,

Who on the cross for us expired.
The triumph to yon realms He shows,--
Remote from earth, where star ne'er glows,

The triumph He for us acquired.
He cometh, Hell to extirpate,

Whom He, by dying, wellnigh kill'd;
He shall pronounce her fearful fate

Hark! now the curse is straight fulfill'd.

Hell sees the victor come at last,...Read More

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