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Carl Sandburg - Muckers

TWENTY men stand watching the muckers.
Stabbing the sides of the ditch
Where clay gleams yellow,
Driving the blades of their shovels
Deeper and deeper for the new gas mains
Wiping sweat off their faces
With red bandanas
The muckers work on . . pausing . . to pull
Their boots out of suckholes where they slosh.

Of the twenty looking on
Ten murmer, "O, its a hell of a job,"
Ten others, "Jesus, I wish I had the job."

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 18. Muckers
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912
Poem of the Day: Apr 20 2003

Comment 3 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 9:02 PM.

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Comment 2 of 3, added on March 24th, 2011 at 7:28 PM.

Presently I had been to Seattle,USA.The other day I wanted a domestic help to carry grocery items on the third floor. My daughter took me at a certain point where a number of jobless men have assembled looking very optimystically for any type of job/work.Even I gauged from their faces that they were hungry.Needless to say that they were unemployed. Together they rushed at us and pleaded for work.They were ready to accept our terms and conditions without any hesitation. Personally I feel that unemployment problem penned by the poet in 1932 is universal and getting worse day by day due to modernisation/computerisation, all over the world disturbing the health of society.

Maj TN Dahatonde from India
Comment 1 of 3, added on May 15th, 2007 at 9:21 PM.

In the poem, Mucker, When some people look at things, they look at it was something bad or something they would not want to do. Weither it is too hard, not the right conditions, or beneath them. Others would love to have the oppertunity to be able to do what the other is doing, no matter how hard or difficult it is they look at it as an oppertunity.

Ryan Neidig from United States

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