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Carl Sandburg - Letters To Dead Imagists

You gave us the bumble bee who has a soul,
The everlasting traveler among the hollyhocks,
And how God plays around a back yard garden.

War is kind and we never knew the kindness of war till
you came;
Nor the black riders and clashes of spear and shield out
of the sea,
Nor the mumblings and shouts that rise from dreams on

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 17. Letters To Dead Imagists
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Other Days (1900-1910)
Year: Published/Written in 1900
Poem of the Day: Dec 5 2003

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 16th, 2008 at 11:43 AM.

Anybody know the source of the third line of Crane: "mumblings and shouts that rise from dreams on call"
From Crane's poetry, like the first two?
A line from a story? from _The Red Badge of Courage_?

Roger Foreman from United States

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