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Carl Sandburg - Buffalo Dusk

And those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
Those who saw the buffaloes by thousands and how they pawed the prairie sod into dust with their hoofs, their great heads
down pawing on in a great pageant of dusk,
Those who saw the buffaloes are gone.
And the buffaloes are gone.        5

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 5. Buffalo Dusk
Volume: Smoke and Steel
- IX. Haze
Year: Published/Written in 1922
Poem of the Day: Mar 6 2012

Comment 2 of 2, added on May 31st, 2013 at 5:10 PM.

Hello 2s I am Chloe from 6d and I think your poems were very good.You all did really well when you was prinoemrfg your poems.Did you enjoy it?Next time maybe you could all try and speak a bit louder.From Chloe.

Victoria from Guyana
Comment 1 of 2, added on October 18th, 2005 at 10:55 PM.

This short poem, almost as short as "Haiku", reveals Sandburg's knowledge of the subject, his depth of feeling, and (being written in 1922) is obviously a "lament", for the great loss of the American Bison.
Actually, this poem is not far from Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring", is it??
An un-biased, outside observer (say, an extra-terrestrial) would be well-founded in concluding that the human race is a "cancer" upon this planet...
-Mark Tulk Bright Moon
Lansing, Michigan,
18 OCT 05

Mark Tulk Bright Moon from United States

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