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Carl Sandburg - Joy

Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands
And take it when it runs by,
As the Apache dancer
Clutches his woman.
I have seen them
Live long and laugh loud,
Sent on singing, singing,
Smashed to the heart
Under the ribs
With a terrible love.
Joy always,
Joy everywhere--
Let joy kill you!
Keep away from the little deaths.

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 5. Joy
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Fogs and Fires
Year: Published/Written in 1916
Poem of the Day: Dec 19 2009

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awesome seo from Ecuador
Comment 3 of 4, added on March 3rd, 2006 at 9:22 PM.

so good

ian from Taiwan
Comment 2 of 4, added on October 20th, 2005 at 9:03 PM.

very cool....definetely something to remember throughout life

joy Homewood from United States

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