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Carl Sandburg - Winter Milk

THE MILK drops on your chin, Helga,
Must not interfere with the cranberry red of your cheeks
Nor the sky winter blue of your eyes.
Let your mammy keep hands off the chin.
This is a high holy spatter of white on the reds and blues.
Before the bottle was taken away,
Before you so proudly began today
Drinking your milk from the rim of a cup
They did not splash this high holy white on your chin.
There are dreams in your eyes, Helga.
Tall reaches of wind sweep the clear blue.
The winter is young yet, so young.
Only a little cupful of winter has touched your lips.
Drink on … milk with your lips … dreams with your eyes.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 18. Winter Milk
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- V. Mist Forms
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day: Jun 10 2009

Comment 5 of 5, added on January 18th, 2013 at 7:25 AM.

Marie Elena-I hereby beaeuqth you moldy grout and whiney pout; feel free to bend them to your poetic will!Andrew Kreider (again)-As a former barista, I almost wrote about coffee myself. Interesting to see our favorite brew juxtaposed with Westward expansion and the loss of native culture. I once read with horror about heroin users, who are often as addicted to the ritual as to the drug itself. The horror only grew as I prepared my morning Americano and realized I smell the fresh-roasted coffee beans, scoop them out by measure, listen for the grind, tap, measure, tap, tamp, crank, and pull my shots, exactly the same way, every single morning

Mirriam from Yugoslavia
Comment 4 of 5, added on May 27th, 2010 at 2:11 PM.


joe from United Kingdom
Comment 3 of 5, added on May 27th, 2010 at 2:11 PM.


joe from United Kingdom

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