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Carl Sandburg - Working Girls

THE working girls in the morning are going to work--
long lines of them afoot amid the downtown stores
and factories, thousands with little brick-shaped
lunches wrapped in newspapers under their arms.
Each morning as I move through this river of young-
woman life I feel a wonder about where it is all
going, so many with a peach bloom of young years
on them and laughter of red lips and memories in
their eyes of dances the night before and plays and
walks.
Green and gray streams run side by side in a river and
so here are always the others, those who have been
over the way, the women who know each one the
end of life's gamble for her, the meaning and the
clew, the how and the why of the dances and the
arms that passed around their waists and the fingers
that played in their hair.
Faces go by written over: "I know it all, I know where
the bloom and the laughter go and I have memories,"
and the feet of these move slower and they
have wisdom where the others have beauty.
So the green and the gray move in the early morning
on the downtown streets.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 29. Working Girls
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912

Comment 3 of 3, added on August 4th, 2014 at 5:44 PM.
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Comment 2 of 3, added on August 3rd, 2014 at 4:06 PM.
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crorkz from Azerbaijan
Comment 1 of 3, added on April 2nd, 2008 at 11:24 PM.

Had to memorize this poem in grade 12, I am over 50 now and I still love this poem. Love how he put words together.

m. abbott

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