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By Carl Sandburg

A consultant choice of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s released verse, plus 13 poems showing in booklet shape for the 1st time.

“[Sandburg’s poetry] is self sufficient, sincere, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as lifestyles itself” (New York Times).

Introduction through Mark Van Doren.

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The wind has its personal manner of opting for off the scent of peach blossoms after which sporting that scent miles and miles. girls washing dishes in lonely farmhouses stand on the door and say, “Something is taking place. ” a bit foam of the summer time sea of blossoms, a foam finger of white leaves, close those away— excessive into the summer time wind runners. permit the wind be white too. Small houses the golf green trojan horse sleeps within the white lily ear. The crimson malicious program sleeps within the white magnolia. glossy wings, you're choosers of colour. you might have taken your summer time bungalows correctly. Sunsets There are sunsets who whisper a good-by. it's a brief nightfall and a fashion for stars. Prairie and sea rim they move point or even And the sleep is straightforward. There are sunsets who dance good-by. They fling scarves part to the arc, To the arc then and over the arc. Ribbons on the ears, sashes on the hips. Dancing, dancing good-by. And right here sleep Tosses a bit with desires. Splinter The voice of the final cricket around the first frost is one type of good-by. it's so skinny a splinter of making a song. a pair He used to be in Cincinnati, she in Burlington. He was once in a gang of Postal Telegraph linemen. She was once a pot rassler in a boarding condominium. “The crying is lonely,” she wrote him. “The related here,” he replied. The iciness glided by and he got here again and so they married. And he went away back the place rainstorms knocked down telegraph poles and wires dropped with frozen sleet. And back she wrote him, “The crying is lonely. ” And back he spoke back, “The related right here. ” Their 5 young children are within the public faculties. He votes the Republican price ticket and is a taxpayer. they're identified between those that recognize them As sincere americans residing sincere lives. many stuff that hassle other folks by no means hassle them. they've got their 5 young children and they're a pair, a couple of birds that decision to one another and fulfill. As certain as he is going away she writes him, “The crying is lonely” And he flashes again the outdated solution, “The similar the following. ” it's a very long time when you consider that he was once a gang lineman at Cincinnati and she or he was once a pot rassler in a Burlington boarding condominium. but they by no means get bored of one another; they seem to be a couple. Phizzog This face you were given. This right here phizzog you hold round. You by no means picked it out for your self. in any respect, at all—did you? This the following phizzog—somebody passed it to you—am I correct? an individual stated, “Here’s yours, now pass see what you are able to do with it. ” a person slipped it to you and it was once like a package deal marked: “No items exchanged after being taken away”— This face you were given. They Ask: Is God, Too, Lonely? while God scooped up a handful of dirt, And spit on it, and molded the form of guy. And blew a breath into it and advised it to stroll— That was once a good day. And did God do that simply because He used to be lonely? Did God say to Himself he should have corporation And hence He may make guy to stroll the earth And set aside church buildings for speech and track with God? those are questions. they're scrawled in outdated caves. they're painted in tall cathedrals. There are women and men so lonely they think God.

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