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Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children. Keary, M. (Maud).
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page: 59

THE TICKET COLLECTOR

  • THE people come, the people go,
  • The ticket man stands there,
  • The trains rush in and out below,
  • And some one steps aside to know
  • How much his extra fare?
  • None stay to look at anything,
  • But each alone intent,
  • Passes with haste or measured swing,
  • And thinking of a different thing,
  • Walks up the dark ascent.
  • O ticket man, the sky is bright
  • With golden floods of sun—
  • Not yours that wide, blue, radiant sight;
  • Here business jostles out the light
  • And night and day are one!
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