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Carl Sandburg - From The Shore

A LONE gray bird,
Dim-dipping, far-flying,
Alone in the shadows and grandeurs and tumults
Of night and the sea
And the stars and storms.

Out over the darkness it wavers and hovers,
Out into the gloom it swings and batters,
Out into the wind and the rain and the vast,
Out into the pit of a great black world,
Where fogs are at battle, sky-driven, sea-blown,
Love of mist and rapture of flight,
Glories of chance and hazards of death
On its eager and palpitant wings.

Out into the deep of the great dark world,
Beyond the long borders where foam and drift
Of the sundering waves are lost and gone
On the tides that plunge and rear and crumble.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 5. From The Shore
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Jan 8 2008

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Comment 2 of 3, added on July 18th, 2014 at 2:20 PM.

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Comment 1 of 3, added on June 6th, 2005 at 8:19 AM.

I think that this poem could be commenting on life. You have to learn to fly (live) and take joy in living because if you don't you will get swamped by the waves (worries/problems) of life.

Rose O'Connaghty (My psuedonym) from United States

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