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Analysis and comments on Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind by Carl Sandburg

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Comment 19 of 19, added on March 27th, 2014 at 4:55 AM.





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Comment 18 of 19, added on March 24th, 2014 at 6:57 AM.





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Comment 17 of 19, added on March 24th, 2014 at 6:38 AM.





Guikeaccusa from Paraguay
Comment 16 of 19, added on June 26th, 2013 at 5:53 PM.
4 preludes on Playthings of the WInd

I first read this poem in 1964 in English class. It so mesmerized me that
I cut out the page from our text book and still have it. I even wrote to
Sandburg to express my appreciation for it. As a history/government major,
it saddens me to see the world today. As a lawyer, I consult with people
who are sad and depressed, divorcing other sad and depressed people. Wake
up America. Start educating children again - not just preparing them for a
stupid and waste of time test. This poem seems to be our prospect for the
future.

Ron Grant from United States
Comment 15 of 19, added on March 8th, 2013 at 12:42 PM.
Impermanence

The poem seems to be addressing the truth of impermanence.



William Johnson from United States
Comment 14 of 19, added on December 21st, 2012 at 1:14 AM.
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Comment 13 of 19, added on December 21st, 2012 at 12:26 AM.
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Comment 12 of 19, added on December 29th, 2011 at 2:33 PM.
purses

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coifyrey from United States
Comment 11 of 19, added on January 4th, 2011 at 10:37 AM.
Four Preludes on Playthings of the Winds

I first learned about this glorious poem in 1967, back in Bucharest, where
I was born, and raised. I live for 27 years in the United States, and love
the country and the people. As a Romanian I witnessed the destruction of
the past, present and future, there, in those times, and I am saddened to
have encountered that again, here, in the States, and why not elsewhere in
the World. No matter how hard I tried to counteract the destructive nature
of anti-humanism thatís breaking us, one and all, there seems not to be a
solution to the ever turning of till under the plough. Like cattle to the
slaughter house civilizations taken and with it all there is within.
Indeed this poem is prophetic, visionary, and can be positive only looked
upon from the point of view of a human, not inhuman being.

George from United States
Comment 10 of 19, added on August 20th, 2010 at 11:03 PM.
The past is a bucket of ashes

I first heard this poem in 1953 when someone read it for a speech contest.
I had hoped this would never come true but when I look around me at people
who are more interested in entertainment, sports, money, and the
politicians who rule them, I am filled with fear.

Joanne Read from United States

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Information about Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 1. Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- IV. Playthings of the Wind
Year: 1922
Added: Feb 4 2004
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