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Through shaded glen, round hill,
through vale came leviathan,
its great single eye piercing the shadows
within moss-lined banks, freezing creatures
great and small with its baleful yellow gaze...
Over brook, past bluffs crept he,
slow, ponderous, sinuously, causing earth
and forest to quiver, sending tree-dwellers
scurrying frantically to safer abodes,
chattering their fear and terror...
Far through the forest and dale
all heard his breath, and trembled, slinking
away silently to hidden places deep
in secluded glens far from the fuming breath
Leviathan of 300 cubits length, who crawled the path
of twin steel rails...
April 24, 1974
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