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Carl Sandburg - To Certain Journeymen

UNDERTAKERS, hearse drivers, grave diggers,
I speak to you as one not afraid of your business.

You handle dust going to a long country,
You know the secret behind your job is the same whether
you lower the coffin with modern, automatic machinery,
well-oiled and noiseless, or whether the
body is laid in by naked hands and then covered
by the shovels.

Your day's work is done with laughter many days of the year,
And you earn a living by those who say good-by today
in thin whispers.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 33. To Certain Journeymen
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912
Poem of the Day: Dec 3 2003

Comment 2 of 2, added on April 13th, 2014 at 8:25 AM.
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I agree with the whole lot you’ve steatd, but such as you steatd at the finish, I always end up going back to how I used to do things. It’s a by no means ending circle. Writing things down is a great idea. I’ve just lately beginning storing adjustments in each day processes in spreadsheet files, so I can use them like a test list. The one drawback then is that the record will get too lengthy and I start lacking bits out! Getting into a rountine when one thing is changed is one of the best advice I can give.

Bara from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
Comment 1 of 2, added on October 24th, 2013 at 3:24 AM.
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