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Carl Sandburg - Shagbark Hickory

IN the moonlight under a shag-bark hickory tree
Watching the yellow shadows melt in hoof-pools,
Listening to the yes and the no of a woman’s hands,
I kept my guess why the night was glad.
The night was lit with a woman’s eyes.
The night was crossed with a woman’s hands,
The night kept humming an undersong.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 48. Shagbark Hickory
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- V. Mist Forms
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day: Sep 4 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on September 4th, 2005 at 8:40 AM.

This poem symbolises the beauty of Mother Nature and woman. It shows how woman take tender care of the earth,


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