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Carl Sandburg - On The Breakwater

On the breakwater in the summer dark, a man and a
     girl are sitting,
She across his knee and they are looking face into face
Talking to each other without words, singing rythms in
     silence to each other.

A funnel of white ranges the blue dusk from an out-
     going boat,
Playing its searchlight, puzzled, abrupt, over a streak of
And two on the breakwater keep their silence, she on his

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Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 10. On The Breakwater
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Fogs and Fires
Year: Published/Written in 1916
Poem of the Day: Oct 1 2005
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