Quotation by Theodore Roethke

Wheels shake the roadbed stone,
The pistons jerk and shove,
I stay up half the night
To see the land I love.
Theodore Roethke (1908–1963), U.S. poet. Night Journey (l. 24–27). . .

New Yorker Book of Poems, The. (1969) The Viking Press. (Paperback edition of 1974 published by William Morrow & Company).
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