Poetry, VOLUME 12

Carl Sandburg: Five Favorite Poems

Today (July 22) marks the anniversary of the death of poet Carl Sandburg…

We honor the occasion with five of our favorite poems by him…

Street Window
Carl Sandburg

Found in:

Cornhuskers
(Available as FREE Ebook on the page linked above)

The pawn shop man knows hunger,
And how far hunger has eaten the heart
Of one who comes with an old keepsake.
Here are wedding rings and baby bracelets,
Scarf pins and shoe buckles jeweled garters,
Old fashioned knives with inlaid handles,
Watches of old gold and silver,
Old coins worn with finger marks.
They tell stories.

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