Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Sea Slant


On up the sea slant,
On up the horizon,
The ship limps.

The bone of her nose fog-gray,
The heart of her sea-strong,
She came a long way,
She goes a long way.

On up the sea slant,
On up the horizon,
She limps sea-strong, fog-gray

She is a green-lit night gray.
She comes and goes in sea-fog.
Up the horizon slant she limps.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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