Travel Quiz

Name the poem, the poet, and the mode of travel (or travel-related item)!

1. But at my back I always hear / Time’s winged [ ] hurrying near.

2. And all I ask is a tall [ ] and a star to steer her by

3. Bloody men are like bloody [ ]

4. A sense of falling, like an arrow shower / sent out of sight, somewhere becoming rain.

5. The carlin caught her by the rump, / And left poor Maggie scarce a stump

6. I know that I shall meet my fate / Somewhere among the clouds above

7. Letters of thanks, letters from banks, / Letters of joy from girl and boy

8. Closed like confessionals, they thread / Loud noons of cities, giving back / None of the glances they absorb.

9. Quick asa crash / we all changed partners, / and soon the [ ] was aquiver / with white, mothball bodies doing naughty things.

10. …then a man will stand stock-still, hearing his youth / in the distant Latin chanting of a [ ].

11. And miles to go before I sleep / And miles to go before I sleep.

12. Dearest, note how these two are alike: / This harpsichord pavane by Purcell / And the racer’s twelve-speed [ ].

13. …by craning backwards, / the moose can be seen / on the moonlit macadam; / then there’s a dim / smell of moose, an acrid / smell of gasoline.

14. For here the lover and killer are mingled / who had one body and one heart. / And death who had the soldier singled / has done the lover mortal hurt.

15. Let [ ] circle moaning overhead / scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead

16. …they are looking down through the glass-bottom [ ] of heaven / as they row themselves slowly through eternity

17. ‘A cold coming we had of it, / Just the worst time of the year / For a journey, and such a long journey…’

18. If you can talk with the crowds and keep your virtue, or [ ] with kings – nor lose the common touch…
19. Out upon the wharfs they came, / Knight and burgher, lord and dame / And round the prow they read her name…

20. But I, being poor, have only my dreams; / I have spread my dreams under your [ ];

21. A people will sometimes [ ] back from war; / elect an honest man; decide they care

22. It’s my lunch hour, so I go / for a walk among the hum-colored / [ ]

23. You carry your helmet like a severed head. / We think of you as already dead.

24. This City now doth like a garment wear / The beauty of the morning; silent, bare, / [ ], towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie / open unto the fields, and to the sky;

25. In the room the women [ ] / Talking of Michelangelo.

26. Alas! I am very sorry to say / That ninety lives have been taken away / On the last Sabbath day of 1879 / Which will be remembered for a very long time.

27. It’s no go to the merrygoround, it’s no go to the rickshaw, / all we want is a [ ] and a ticket for the peepshow.

28. As I lay asleep in Italy / There came a voice from over the sea / And with great power it forth led me / To [ ] in the visions of Poesy.

29. The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees, / The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas, / The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor

30. Down the close, darkening lanes they sang their way / To the siding-shed, / And lined the [ ] with faces grimly gay.

31. They [ ] from me, that sometime did me seek / with naked foot, stalking in my chamber.

32. …and the expensive delicate [ ] that must have seen / Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, / Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.

33. Where Alph, the sacred river, [ ]

34. The invisible worm / That [ ] in the night, / In the howling storm

35. The [ ] go by in twos and threes - / There’s a dance in Billy Brennan’s barn tonight

36. The annals say: when the monks of Clonmacnoise / Were all at prayers inside the oratory / A [ ] appeared above them in the air

37. Across the open countryside, / Into the walls of rain I ride. / It beats my cheek, drenches my knees, / But I am being what I please

38. How selfhood begins with a [ ] away, / And love is proved in the letting go

39. Ah, you should see Cynyddlan on a [ ]. Gone the old look that yoked him to the soil.

40. Ah, solving that question / Brings the priest and the doctor / In their long coats / [ ] over the fields.

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