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Carl Sandburg - His Own Face Hidden

HOKUSAI’S portrait of himself
Tells what his hat was like
And his arms and legs. The only faces
Are a river and a mountain
And two laughing farmers.
  
  The smile of Hokusai
  is under his hat.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 9. His Own Face Hidden
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- VI. Accomplished Facts
Year: Published/Written in 1922

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 13th, 2004 at 7:36 PM.

When reading this poem it's naturally important to know who Hokusai is. An Oriental artist, his most famous work is generally known as "The Great Wave", which is best likened (for its fame) to an Eastern Mona Lisa. A search on the internet should turn up plenty more information, should any more be required.

Paul McCann from United States

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