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Carl Sandburg - Band Concert

BAND concert public square Nebraska city. Flowing and circling dresses, summer-white dresses. Faces, flesh tints flung like
sprays of cherry blossoms. And gigglers, God knows, gigglers, rivaling the pony whinnies of the Livery Stable Blues.
 
Cowboy rags and nigger rags. And boys driving sorrel horses hurl a cornfield laughter at the girls in dresses, summer-white
dresses. Amid the cornet staccato and the tuba oompa, gigglers, God knows, gigglers daffy with life’s razzle dazzle.
 
Slow good-night melodies and Home Sweet Home. And the snare drummer bookkeeper in a hardware store nods hello to the daughter
of a railroad conductor—a giggler, God knows, a giggler—and the summer-white dresses filter fanwise out of the
public square.
 
The crushed strawberries of ice cream soda places, the night wind in cottonwoods and willows, the lattice shadows of
doorsteps and porches, these know more of the story.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 14. Band Concert
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Cornhuskers
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Feb 20 2007
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