Christmas Poem by John Calvert

RICCARTON CAROL
Before the evening, snow will fall again
Across cold Arnton Fell will rise a star
From the last train,few passengers remain
To wait the opening of the tiny bar
Down from the hill , the shepherd and his dog
Around the curve of line , sheep lift their heads
Foresters by Steele Road cut one last log
Now junction children sleepless in their beds
As low moon steals across white sheeted land
Soon owls will call from spruce plantations cold
A locomotives breath-a burning brand
As evening stars the lines cord into cold

A train creeps up, its prescence like a prayer
Steaming a blessing on the fell -frost air.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. carolynoconnell
    Dec 13, 2016 @ 18:05:32

    Lovely poem, thanks Angela

    Reply

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