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Analysis and comments on Loam by Carl Sandburg

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 12th, 2014 at 2:38 PM.
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This is the blank verse by famous Russian poet Vladimir Mayakovsy wrtietn
in 1916. If you can do something alike – you will at least be
original.Lilichka!Tobacco smoke eats the air away.The room, A chapter from
Kruchenykh’s InfernoRecall, By the windowThat dayI caressed you
ecstatically, with fervorHere you sit now,With your heart in iron armor.In
a day,You’ll scold me perhapsAnd tell me to leave.Frenzied, my trembling
arm in a gloomy parlorWill hardly be able to fit the sleeve.I’ll rush
outAnd hurl my body into the street, Distraught,Lashed by despair and
sadnessThere’s no need for this,My darling,my sweet.Let’s part tonight
and end this madness,Either way,My love isAn arduous weight,Hanging on
youWherever you flee.Let me bellow out in a final complaintAll of my
heartbroken misery.A laboring bull, if he had enough,Will leaveAnd find
cool water to lie inBut for meThere’s no seaExcept for your love, From
which even tears won’t earn me some quiet.If an elephant wants to relax,
he’ll lie,Pompous, outside in the sun-baked dune,Except for you
love,There’s no sunIn the skyAnd I don’t know where you are of with
whom.If you thus tormented another poet,HeWould trade in his love for money
and fameButNothing sounds as precious to me as the ringing sound of your
darling name.I won’t drink poison,Or jump to demise,Or pull the trigger
to take my own life.Except for your eyes,No blade can control me,No
sharpened knife.Tomorrow you’ll forgetThat it was I who crowned you,Who
burned out the blossoming soul with loveAnd days will form a whirling
carnivalThat will ruffle my manuscripts and lift them above..Will the dry
autumn leaves of my sentencesCause you to pause,Breathing hard?Let mePave a
path with final tendernessFor your footsteps as you depart.

Axel from Dominican Republic

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Information about Loam

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 20. Loam
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Cornhuskers
Year: 1918
Added: Feb 4 2004
Viewed: 1197 times
Poem of the Day: Apr 19 2008

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