Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor, best known for his poetry. He won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln. H. L. Mencken called Carl Sandburg "indubitably an American in every pulse-beat."
Sandburg was b ...
Arithmetic is where numbers fly like pigeons in and out of your
Arithmetic tell you how many you lose or win if you know how
many you had before you lost or won.
Hog Butcher for the World,
Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,
Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
The mammoth rests between his cyclonic dramas.
Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.