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Carl Sandburg - Horses and Men in Rain

LET us sit by a hissing steam radiator a winter’s day, gray wind pattering frozen raindrops on the window,
And let us talk about milk wagon drivers and grocery delivery boys.
 
Let us keep our feet in wool slippers and mix hot punches—and talk about mail carriers and messenger boys slipping along
the icy sidewalks.
Let us write of olden, golden days and hunters of the Holy Grail and men called “knights” riding horses in the
rain, in the cold frozen rain for ladies they loved.
 
A roustabout hunched on a coal wagon goes by, icicles drip on his hat rim, sheets of ice wrapping the hunks of coal, the
caravanserai a gray blur in slant of rain.
Let us nudge the steam radiator with our wool slippers and write poems of Launcelot, the hero, and Roland, the hero, and all
the olden golden men who rode horses in the rain.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 12. Horses and Men in Rain
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Leather Leggings
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Mar 5 2012
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