Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
August 2nd, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 294,109 comments.
Carl Sandburg - Iron

GUNS,
Long, steel guns,
Pointed from the war ships
In the name of the war god.
Straight, shining, polished guns,
Clambered over with jackies in white blouses,
Glory of tan faces, tousled hair, white teeth,
Laughing lithe jackies in white blouses,
Sitting on the guns singing war songs, war chanties.

Shovels,
Broad, iron shovels,
Scooping out oblong vaults,
Loosening turf and leveling sod.

I ask you
To witness--
The shovel is brother to the gun.

Share |

Added: Feb 4 2004 | Viewed: 8851 times | Comments and analysis of Iron by Carl Sandburg Comments (12)

Iron - Comments and Information

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 3. Iron
Volume: Chicago Poems
- War Poems (1914-1915)
Year: Published/Written in 1914

Comment 12 of 12, added on July 1st, 2015 at 1:47 AM.
ZXEFKtRawYzDwZMVd

rJmKud Thanks-a-mundo for the blog article.Really thank you! Great.

backlinks service from Sri Lanka
Comment 11 of 12, added on June 11th, 2015 at 12:57 AM.
WDFHkbcrJJFGolXzUWl

cTHLOs Major thankies for the article post.Thanks Again. Great.

crorkzz mattz from Morocco
Comment 10 of 12, added on May 5th, 2015 at 1:41 PM.
dSDZahJZewmEp

CyW19I Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch as I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thanks for lunch!

crorkservice from Lithuania

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Iron, has received 12 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Sandburg Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links