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Carl Sandburg - Young Sea

The sea is never still.
It pounds on the shore
Restless as a young heart,

The sea speaks
And only the stormy hearts
Know what it says:
It is the face
          of a rough mother speaking.

The sea is young.
One storm cleans all the hoar
And loosens the age of it.
I hear it laughing, reckless.

They love the sea,
Men who ride on it
And know they will die
Under the salt of it

Let only the young come,
     Says the sea.

Let them kiss my face
     And hear me.
I am the last word
     And I tell
Where storms and stars come from.

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Young Sea - Comments and Information

Poet: Carl Sandburg
Poem: 22. Young Sea
Volume: Chicago Poems
- Fogs and Fires
Year: Published/Written in 1916
Poem of the Day: Aug 24 2010

Comment 8 of 8, added on April 15th, 2014 at 10:05 PM.
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VictorJala from Egypt
Comment 7 of 8, added on June 3rd, 2012 at 4:18 PM.

i need help analizing this poem. its a projcet we have to describe the poem and talk about what technqies it uses.

steph from United States
Comment 6 of 8, added on November 18th, 2011 at 7:40 PM.
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what does it is the face of a rough mother speaking, in the poem means

shaian forbes from Jamaica

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