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Carl Sandburg - Waiting

TODAY I will let the old boat stand
Where the sweep of the harbor tide comes in
To the pulse of a far, deep-steady sway.
And I will rest and dream and sit on the deck
Watching the world go by
And take my pay for many hard days gone I remember.

I will choose what clouds I like
In the great white fleets that wander the blue
As I lie on my back or loaf at the rail.
And I will listen as the veering winds kiss me and fold me
And put on my brow the touch of the world's great will.

Daybreak will hear the heart of the boat beat,
Engine throb and piston play
In the quiver and leap at call of life.
To-morrow we move in the gaps and heights
On changing floors of unlevel seas
And no man shall stop us and no man follow
For ours is the quest of an unknown shore
And we are husky and lusty and shouting-gay.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 4. Waiting
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Jan 10 2003

Comment 3 of 3, added on January 25th, 2011 at 9:55 AM.

hey i love pomes writ when i get all up sit r when some put me down so ijust wright 2 feel better

tabitha hart from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on December 7th, 2005 at 8:25 PM.

I would think that this poet is dead.

Jacop from United States
Comment 1 of 3, added on October 29th, 2005 at 6:40 PM.

Hey,I am so into pomes and yours is by far the best ive read in all 5 years ive been into pomes,Could you please write me back and tell me how you got your pome on the internet.

katryna from United States

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