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Carl Sandburg - Bas-Relief

FIVE geese deploy mysteriously.
Onward proudly with flagstaffs,
Hearses with silver bugles,
Bushels of plum-blossoms dropping
For ten mystic web-feet—
Each his own drum-major,
Each charged with the honor
Of the ancient goose nation,
Each with a nose-length surpassing
The nose-lengths of rival nations.
Somberly, slowly, unimpeachably,
Five geese deploy mysteriously.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 14. Bas-Relief
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- IV. Playthings of the Wind
Year: Published/Written in 1922
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