The eyes see as the world passes by
It seems the whole west is tamed
The land is shackled in irons
Beauty controlled by humanity

Bridges span the mightiest river
Rails break through the highest mountains
We cross from one place to another with ease
Tamed nature is no longer frightening

There is a beauty to the rail
Built by determination to do the impossible
Built without knowing if any would make use of it
Closing distances that seemed insurmountable

The train moves ever to its destination
The world seems to outpace the locomotive
Two sleeps goes to the other side
How can two sleeps only cross a continent?

The eyes see the land open up before them
The world is moving beyond the speed of sight
So much remains unseen in the hurry
Sometimes we move while the earth remains still


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