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Carl Sandburg - Kreisler

SELL me a violin, mister, of old mysterious wood.
Sell me a fiddle that has kissed dark nights on the forehead where men kiss sisters they love.
Sell me dried wood that has ached with passion clutching the knees and arms of a storm.
Sell me horsehair and rosin that has sucked at the breasts of the morning sun for milk.
Sell me something crushed in the heartsblood of pain readier than ever for one more song.        5

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 6. Kreisler
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Haunts
Year: Published/Written in 1918
Poem of the Day: Jul 5 2013

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 29th, 2005 at 6:15 PM.

This poem refers to the violinist Fritz Kreisler, one of the great musicians of the early and middle 20th century.

Susan from United States

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