Poems by Carl Sandburg

Poems by Carl Sandburg

Summer Stars, by Carl Sandburg

Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long-arm...

Under the Harvest Moon, by Carl Sandburg

Under the harvest moon,
When the soft silver
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the...

Window, by Carl Sandburg

Night from a railroad car window
Is a great, dark, soft thing
Broken across with slashes of light.

Fire Dreams, by Carl Sandburg

(Written to be read aloud, if so be, Thanksgiving Day)
I remember here by the fire,
In the flicke...

Handfuls, by Carl Sandburg

Blossoms of babiesBlinking their storiesCome softOn the dusk and the babble;Little red gamblers,H...

Cahoots, by Carl Sandburg

Play it across the table.What if we steal this city blind?If they want any thing let 'em nail it ...

Remorse, by Carl Sandburg

The horse's name was Remorse.There were people said, "Gee, what a nag!"And they were Edgar Allan ...

Mag, by Carl Sandburg

I wish to God I never saw you, Mag.
I wish you never quit your job and came along with me.
I wish...

Black Horizons, by Carl Sandburg

Black horizons, come up.Black horizons, kiss me.That is all; so many lies; killing so cheap;babie...

Passers-by, by Carl Sandburg

Passers-by,Out of your many facesFlash memories to meNow at the day endAway from the sidewalksWhe...

Still Life, by Carl Sandburg

Cool your heels on the rail of an observation car.Let the engineer open her up for ninety miles a...

Work Gangs, by Carl Sandburg

Box cars run by a mile long.And I wonder what they say to each otherWhen they stop a mile long on...

Mask, by Carl Sandburg

Fling your red scarf faster and faster, dancer.It is summer and the sun loves a million green lea...

Aztec Mask, by Carl Sandburg

I wanted a man's face looking into the jaws and throat     of lifeWith something proud on his fac...

The Answer, by Carl Sandburg

You have spoken the answer.A child searches far sometimesInto the red dust                       ...