Carl Sandburg Poems
- 451. Between Two Hills
Between two hills
The old town stands.The houses loom
- 452. Bath
A man saw the whole world as a grinning skull and
cross-bones. The rose flesh of life shriveled from allfaces. Nothing counts. Everything is a fake. Dust to
- 453. Back Yard
Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,All silver under your rain to-night.
- 454. Aztec Mask
I wanted a man's face looking into the jaws and throat
of lifeWith something proud on his face, so proud no smash
- 455. Aztec
You came from the Aztecs
With a copper on your fore-armsTawnier than a sunset
- 456. At A Window
Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and giveThe world its orders.
- 457. Anna Imroth
Cross the hands over the breast here-so.
Straighten the legs a little more-so.And call for the wagon to come and take her home.
- 458. And They Obey
Smash down the cities.
Knock the walls to pieces.Break the factories and cathedrals, warehouses
- 459. Among The Red Guns
After waking at dawn one morning when the wind sang
low among dry leaves in an elm
- 460. All Day Long
All day long in fog and wind,
The waves have flung their beating crestsAgainst the palisades of adamant.
- 461. A Teamster’s Farewell
Sobs En Route to a Penitentiary
- 462. A Sphinx
Close-mouthed you sat five thousand years and never
let out a whisper.Processions came by, marchers, asking questions you
- 463. A Fence
Now the stone house on the lake front is finished and the
workmen are beginning the fence.The palings are made of iron bars with steel points that
- 464. A Coin
Your western heads here cast on money,
You are the two that fade away together, Partners in the mist.
Total 464 poems written by Carl Sandburg
Poem of the day
by Charles Hamilton Sorley
From morn to midnight, all day through,
I laugh and play as others do,
I sin and chatter, just the same
As others with a different name.
And all year long upon the stage
I dance and tumble and do rage
So vehemently, I scarcely see
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