Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Fire Pages


I will read ashes for you, if you ask me.
I will look on the fire and tell you from the gray lashes
And out of the red and black tongues and stripes,
I will tell how fire comes
And how fire runs far as the sea.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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