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Carl Sandburg - Medallion

THE BRASS medallion profile of your face I keep always.
It is not jingling with loose change in my pockets.
It is not stuck up in a show place on the office wall.
I carry it in a special secret pocket in the day
And it is under my pillow at night.
The brass came from a long ways off: it was up against hell and high water, fire and flood, before the face was put on it.
It is the side of a head; a woman wishes; a woman waits; a woman swears behind silent lips that the sea will bring home what
is gone.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 12. Medallion
Volume: Cornhuskers
- Haunts
Year: Published/Written in 1918
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