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Carl Sandburg - Docks

By the teeming docks,
I watch the ships put out.
Black ships that heave and lunge
And move like mastodons
Arising from lethargic sleep.

The fathomed harbor
Calls them not nor dares
Them to a strain of action,
But outward, on and outward,
Sounding low-reverberating calls,
Shaggy in the half-lit distance,
They pass the pointed headland,
View the wide, far-lifting wilderness
And leap with cumulative speed
To test the challenge of the sea.

Doggedly onward plunging,
Into salt and mist and foam and sun.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 2. Docks
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: Published/Written in 1900

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 5th, 2014 at 7:05 AM.
The inquiry subseque

The inquiry subsequently becomes Quotes Chimp: Who should tolerate the load of reduction; in other words, that needs to cover? Without policy contract, if your home burns up down, you should spend to reconstruct. In the event that you drop case, you have to cover the judgement (not forgetting the attorneys). Therefore should your pocketbook, in the event your appendix should emerge.

Isabella from Slovakia Republic
Comment 1 of 2, added on September 24th, 2013 at 3:28 PM.
Marilyn: Just 58 ye

Marilyn: Just 58 years ago today, your cousin Karen was born to Uncle Russ and me as a 4th anaviersnry gift. She, too, was beautiful, only 6 pounds 14 ounces and with a crop of dark hair (later turning light brown) tied with a ribbon by the nursery nurse.Karen continues to bring pride and joy (especially through her amazing musical talent).Thanks for helping me celebrate my gift from God. Aunt Ruth

Hamilton from Congo, Democratic Republic of

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