Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Baby Toes - Poem by Carl Sandburg

There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years’ ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years’ ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

Shall we ride
To the blue star
Or the white star?


Comments about Baby Toes by Carl Sandburg

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/23/2016 11:13:00 AM)


    Beautiful flight of imagination displayed in a song composed for a child. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010



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