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Carl Sandburg - Chicks

THE CHICK in the egg picks at the shell, cracks open one oval world, and enters another oval world.
“Cheep … cheep … cheep” is the salutation of the newcomer, the emigrant, the casual at the gates of the
new world.
“Cheep … cheep” … from oval to oval, sunset to sunset, star to star.
It is at the door of this house, this teeny weeny eggshell exit, it is here men say a riddle and jeer each other: who are
you? where do you go from here?
(In the academies many books, at the circus many sacks of peanuts, at the club rooms many cigar butts.)
“Cheep … cheep” … from oval to oval, sunset to sunset, star to star.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 19. Chicks
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Leather Leggings
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Jun 4 2015
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