Poet: Carl Sandburg
The Hangman at Home
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- II. People Who Must
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day:
Jul 13 2008
Comment 2 of 2, added on January 11th, 2012 at 8:59 AM.
I like this poem very much.I never thought that Hangmen could be so emotional!
Comment 1 of 2, added on May 22nd, 2008 at 11:29 PM.
I'd heard this recited many years ago by a folk singer named Russ Kirkpatrick. It was part of a song called "Feathers Trilogy", which also incorporated a song by Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) called "Hymn". It was a very thoughtful arrangement, well worth listening to. He had a great singing and speaking voice. If you can find the album, and you like early '70s folk music, pick it up.
Bill Cameron from United States
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