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Carl Sandburg - Illinois Farmer

BURY this old Illinois farmer with respect.
He slept the Illinois nights of his life after days of work in Illinois cornfields.
Now he goes on a long sleep.
The wind he listened to in the cornsilk and the tassels, the wind that combed his red beard zero mornings when the snow lay
white on the yellow ears in the bushel basket at the corncrib,
The same wind will now blow over the place here where his hands must dream of Illinois corn.        5

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 8. Illinois Farmer
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Cornhuskers
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Dec 23 2016

Comment 1 of 1, added on May 27th, 2010 at 4:12 PM.
Illinois farmer

Oh!Sandburg so natural,picturesque so clear,hmmm the passage of time!

HARUNA YABZAI from Nigeria

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