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Famous Iron Horse Poems by Famous Poets

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by Hikmet, Nazim
to a lion-hearted woman like her...


This thing called an airplane
 is a winged iron horse.
Below us is Paris
 with its Eiffel Tower--
 a sharp-nosed, pock-marked, moon-like face.
We're climbing,
 climbing higher.
Like an arrow of fire
 we pierce
 the darkness.
The heavens rise overhead,
 looming closer;
the sky is like a meadow full of flowers.
 We're climbing,
 climbing higher.

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by Kipling, Rudyard
...of the North and South;
Many Lines had he built and surveyed -- important the posts which he held;
And the Lords of the Iron Horse were dumb when he opened his mouth.

Black as the raven his garb, and his heresies jettier still --
Hinting that Railways required lifetimes of study and knowledge --
Never clanked sword by his side -- Vauban he knew not nor drill --
Nor was his name on the list of the men who had passed through the "College."

Wherefore the Little Tin God...Read More

by Hikmet, Nazim
...n "have"
galloping off
in a cloud of dust!
Me, I wouldn't trade
for the purest-bred
 Arabian steed
the sixth mph
 of my iron horse
 running on iron tracks!

Sometimes my eye is caught like a big dumb fly
by the masterly spider webs in the corners of my room.
But I really look up
to the seventy-seven-story, reinforced-concrete mountains
 my blue-shirted builders create!

Were I to meet
the male beauty
"young Adonis, god of Byblos,"
on a bridge, I'd probably never notice;
b...Read More

by McGonagall, William Topaz
...'Twas in the year of 1869, and on the 19th of November,
Which the people in Southern Germany will long remember,
The great rain-storm which for twenty hours did pour down,
That the rivers were overflowed and petty streams all around. 

The rain fell in such torrents as had never been seen before,
That it seemed like a second deluge, the mighty torrents...Read More

by Fu, Du
...iv id="english"> Yellow river north bank sea west army Hammer drum sound bell heaven under hear Iron horse great cry not know number Hu people tall nosed move great numbers Yellow river west bank be my Shu Wish must supply home without millet Wish expel common people respect king Equal one chariot book abandon gold jade On the north bank of the Yellow River, west of the sea, is an army, Hammer...Read More

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