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Carl Sandburg - Child Margaret

THE CHILD Margaret begins to write numbers on a Saturday morning, the first numbers formed under her wishing child fingers.
All the numbers come well-born, shaped in figures assertive for a frieze in a child’s room.
Both 1 and 7 are straightforward, military, filled with lunge and attack, erect in shoulder-straps.
The 6 and 9 salute as dancing sisters, elder and younger, and 2 is a trapeze actor swinging to handclaps.
All the numbers are well-born, only 3 has a hump on its back and 8 is knock-kneed.
The child Margaret kisses all once and gives two kisses to 3 and 8.
(Each number is a bran-new rag doll … O in the wishing fingers … millions of rag dolls, millions and millions of
new rag dolls!!)

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 14. Child Margaret
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Persons Half Known
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Oct 16 2014
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