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Carl Sandburg - Crimson

CRIMSON is the slow smolder of the cigar end I hold,
Gray is the ash that stiffens and covers all silent the fire.
(A great man I know is dead and while he lies in his
coffin a gone flame I sit here in cumbering shadows
and smoke and watch my thoughts come and go.)

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 5. Crimson
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Handfuls
Year: Published/Written in 1913
Poem of the Day: Aug 14 2002

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 13th, 2014 at 6:27 PM.
grandpa stephen enia

grandpa stephen eniatg his plateof food then nibbling on whateverwas left on the tabledrinking a pale alewhile narrating his dayof chemo and radiationaround our oak tablememories of grandpa stephenstanding up, picking up his plateand utensilswalking to doorthrowing them outsidedinner over grandpa stephenwatches baseball critiquingand coachingeating from the candy bowlwondering where the treatsdisappearedeven now when the chairsappear quite emptythey are really quite fullof life with grandpa stephenplaying his guitaruntil death took his last breath

Natalia from Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)

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