| Quote #4
And the whistles kept blowing, and the dawn came soon. (6)
Ever notice how time always seems to move quickly when you're describing the past? From the vantage point of the present, the "whistles" that mark each ferry passing move oh-so-speedily through the night.
| Quote #5
Entitling this poem "I remember" makes it pretty clear that the poem is going to address the subject of the past in fairly short order!