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Carl Sandburg - Buttons

I HAVE been watching the war map slammed up for
advertising in front of the newspaper office.
Buttons--red and yellow buttons--blue and black buttons--
are shoved back and forth across the map.

A laughing young man, sunny with freckles,
Climbs a ladder, yells a joke to somebody in the crowd,
And then fixes a yellow button one inch west
And follows the yellow button with a black button one
inch west.

(Ten thousand men and boys twist on their bodies in
a red soak along a river edge,
Gasping of wounds, calling for water, some rattling
death in their throats.)
Who would guess what it cost to move two buttons one
inch on the war map here in front of the newspaper
office where the freckle-faced young man is laughing
to us?

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Buttons - Comments and Information

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 7. Buttons
Volume: Chicago Poems
- War Poems (1914-1915)
Year: Published/Written in 1914

Comment 40 of 40, added on August 12th, 2018 at 2:11 PM.

Futr2f pretty helpful material, overall I imagine this is really worth a bookmark, thanks

suba pron from Bahrain
Comment 39 of 40, added on August 12th, 2018 at 9:35 AM.

Lj4rBe Say, you got a nice article. Will read on

suba lube from Rwandese Republic (Rwanda)
Comment 38 of 40, added on November 8th, 2017 at 9:01 AM.

qdbGIG Informative and precise Its difficult to find informative and precise information but here I noted

suba buba from Switzerland

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