Posted by Susan dowdy on September 21, 2004
In Reply to: Like two trains passing in the night posted by ESC on September 05, 2004
: : What is source of:
: : "Like two trains passing in the night"
: I haven't heard that. I have heard "two ships passing in the night." From the archives:
: It's from Longfellow's poem: The Theologian's Tale: Elizabeth, from the collection titled The Theologian's Tale.
: "Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing;
: Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
: So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
: Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence."