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Carl Sandburg - Sandpipers

TEN miles of flat land along the sea.
Sandland where the salt water kills the sweet potatoes.
Homes for sandpipers—the script of their feet is on the sea shingles—they write in the morning, it is gone at
noon—they write at noon, it is gone at night.
Pity the land, the sea, the ten mile flats, pity anything but the sandpiper’s wire legs and feet.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 10. Sandpipers
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- V. Mist Forms
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day: Dec 6 2008

Comment 1 of 1, added on March 1st, 2013 at 9:43 PM.
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Susan, April and Ian Thanks so much for stopping by with your conmtmes. I really appreciate them. Susan, this was one of my favorites from that specific shooting session. We did three sessions over the course of a month. April, I love your interpretation of the bright light my feelings are similar. And, Ian, yes this gig is much more satisfying than working in the corporate world!!

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