Poet: Carl Sandburg
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912
Poem of the Day:
Oct 16 2000
Comment 4 of 4, added on June 9th, 2010 at 12:43 PM.
Carl Sandburg's wife was Lillian Steichen - he called her Paula. This poem can't be about Carl Sandburg's own marriage.
from United States
Comment 3 of 4, added on May 12th, 2007 at 7:54 PM.
When I think of marriage, I think of this poem.
Comment 2 of 4, added on March 29th, 2007 at 3:59 PM.
To me, this poem is the lament of a very tired, hardworking man. Life is hard - he has many bills to pay and he struggles to support his wife & children. Right now he feels as if he were failing as a husband & father. Perhaps, indeed, it would have been better if he had not met Mag, and if the children had not come.
Liz from United States
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