IF the oriole calls like last year
when the south wind sings in the oats,
if the leaves climb and climb on a bean pole
saying over a song learnt from the south wind,
if the crickets send up the same old lessons
found when the south wind keeps on coming,
we will get by, we will keep on coming,
we will get by, we will come along,
we will fix our hearts over,
the south wind says so.

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  1. Jim says:

    I am guessing that the reason no one has chosen to comment on this poem is its simplicity. Sandburg speaks of things that announce the renewal of life and in doing so coveys the knowledge that along with these things of nature come the assurance we too are renewed in our hope of life continuation.

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