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Carl Sandburg - Two Neighbors

FACES of two eternities keep looking at me.
One is Omar Khayam and the red stuff
wherein men forget yesterday and to-morrow
and remember only the voices and songs,
the stories, newspapers and fights of today.
One is Louis Cornaro and a slim trick
of slow, short meals across slow, short years,
letting Death open the door only in slow, short inches.
I have a neighbor who swears by Omar.
I have a neighbor who swears by Cornaro.
Both are happy.
Faces of two eternities keep looking at me.
Let them look.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 44. Two Neighbors
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Chicago Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1912
Poem of the Day: May 15 2003
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