The origin of this book
I wrote this book and printed maybe three copies of it in May 1985. It consists of extracts from my journal as I traveled on Amtrack from San Francisco to Chicago, New York City, Austin, Los Angeles, San Diego, and then home. Many hours staring from the windows of the trains:
- The San Francisco Zephyr
- The Lake Shore Limited
- The National Limited
- The Inter-American
- The Sunset Limited
- The San Diegan
- The Coast Starlight
Links and shortcuts
In any page, you can click on links to jump around in this book.
- Titles in the contents link to the poems.
- The title for a poem links back to the contents, highlighting the entry for the poem.
- Words in the headers and footers link to the index, the contents, a listing of books by the author, to this page, and to the previous and next poems in the book.
You may find the following keyboard equivalents to be convenient. Here I use the symbol ⌥ for the option key on Mac/OS or the alt key on Windows, ⇧ for the shift key, and ⏎ for the return (enter) key. Arrow keys are ◄ (left), ► (right), ▲ (up), and ▼ (down).
|Context||Keys||Jump to / Behavior|
|index||⇧ ⌥ ◄||Books by Tom Sharp|
|⇧ ⌥ ▲||About Tom Sharp|
|⇧ ⌥ ►||about this book (this page)|
|⌥ ▼||select the next item in the contents|
|⌥ ▲||select the previous item in the contents|
|⌥ ►||open the selected page|
|⌥ ⏎||open the selected page|
|poem||⇧ ⌥ ▲||index|
|⌥ ▲||open the previous page|
|⌥ ▼||open the next page|
|⌥ ►||about this book (this page)|
Tom wrote the poems and painted the Chinese character.
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