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Carl Sandburg - Cups of Coffee

THE HAGGARD woman with a hacking cough and a deathless love whispers of white
flowers  in your poem you pour like a cup of coffee, Gabriel.	
  
The slim girl whose voice was lost in the waves of flesh piled on her bones  and
the woman who sold to many men and saw her breasts shrivel  in two poems you
pour these like a cup of coffee, Francois.	
  
The woman whose lips are a thread of scarlet, the woman whose feet take hold on
hell, the woman who turned to a memorial of salt looking at the lights of a
forgotten city  in your affidavits, ancient Jews, you pour these like cups of
coffee.	
  
The woman who took men as snakes take rabbits, a rag and a bone and a hank of
hair, she whose eyes called men to sea dreams and sharks teeth  in a poem you
pour this like a cup of coffee, Kip.	
  
Marching to the footlights in night robes with spots of blood, marching in white
sheets muffling the faces, marching with heads in the air they come back and
cough and cry and sneer: in your poems, men, you pour these like cups of coffee.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 10. Cups of Coffee
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- VI. Accomplished Facts
Year: Published/Written in 1922

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