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

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Comment 4 of 24, added on October 28th, 2007 at 7:35 PM.

I've never believed that the United States would be everlasting, but I also
never believed that our position in the world should be thrown away as is
being done. The anguish is excruciationg.

Don Gerimonte from United States
Comment 3 of 24, added on July 13th, 2007 at 11:30 AM.

If you liked "Four Preludes.....", you will enjoy Percy Bisshe Shelly's
"Ozymandias." The monument's quote related to the poet stated, "My name is
Ozymandias, King of Kings, Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!" (The
scene described would be dear to an archaeologist's heart.)
Perspective curtails pride, I think.

Elaine from United States
Comment 2 of 24, added on April 21st, 2006 at 6:03 AM.

I agree with both Carl Sandburg and Mike P. Sandburg was very insightful on
what was happening to our country almost 100 years ago. Look at our
education and our politicians. "No child left behind" is undoing our
education system, and politicians now are even more treacherous and subject
to taking bribes (not all of them, but many). We DO forget that there have
been other great nations: Rome, Greece, Spain, England. America's time will
not last forever. "We are the greatest city/ We are the greatest nation/
nothing like us ever was" is going to end.

Anonymous from United States
Comment 1 of 24, added on June 1st, 2005 at 1:40 PM.

Even though this poem was penned in 1922, the message of this work rings so
true, even today. We tend to forget that prior to our time, great
civilizations have risen and fallen throughout generations. This poem
acts as a warning that we must be vigilant, or we too will only be
remembered by the fallen cedar doors, the dusty inscriptions in gold, or by
the relics found in tombs. "So what of it? Let the dead be dead!"

Mike P 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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