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Carl Sandburg - A Sphinx

Close-mouthed you sat five thousand years and never
let out a whisper.
Processions came by, marchers, asking questions you
answered with grey eyes never blinking, shut lips
never talking.
Not one croak of anything you know has come from your
cat crouch of ages.
I am one of those who know all you know and I keep my
questions: I know the answers you hold.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 9. A Sphinx
Volume: Chicago Poems
- The Road and the End
Poem of the Day: Jun 25 2011

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Comment 1 of 2, added on January 24th, 2005 at 8:32 PM.

I am looking for poems that have multiple choice questions for 3,4,5th grade that will help students think critically about comprehension of the poem genre? Please help? sshelliey@aol.com

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