RAILROAD CROSSING

RAILROAD CROSSING

Martha Banning Thomas January 15 1950
RAILROAD CROSSING

RAILROAD CROSSING

Martha Banning Thomas January 15 1950

RAILROAD CROSSING

(Winter Night)

The truin's thin shriek cut half across the sky,

From engine to the final, twisting blow—

It made two parts of alience, low and high,

Split open by that narrow, chilling growl;

The breaking noise was like a wound in glass, Brilliant as crystals shed upon the ground,

The night wu* stiff with l , , , the frosted grut* , Itself *ecmed splintered from thut brittle sound;

Then quiet nett rioted in „ . . u lhickiu‘ti Jilted That glittering crack the engine'» »cream had drilled,

Martha Banning Thomas