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…

The Skyscraper Loves Night
Carl Sandburg

Found in:
Smoke and Steel
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One by one lights of a skyscraper fling their
     checkering cross work on the velvet gown of night.

I believe the skyscraper loves night as a woman and
     brings her playthings she asks for brings her a
     velvet gown,

And loves the white of her shoulders hidden under
     the dark feel of it all.

The masonry of steel looks to the night for somebody
     it loves,

He is a little dizzy and almost dances …  waiting
     …  dark…

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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