Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Carl Sandburg Poems

281. Alley Rats 4/2/2010
282. The Shovel Man 1/13/2003
283. Dynamiter 1/3/2003
284. Maybe 1/3/2003
285. Monosyllabic 1/3/2003
286. Pool 1/13/2003
287. Statistics 1/13/2003
288. Troths 1/3/2003
289. Silver Nails 1/13/2003
290. The Year 1/3/2003
291. 'Boes 1/13/2003
292. Hell On The Wabash 1/3/2003
293. Clark Street Bridge 1/3/2003
294. Bringers 1/3/2003
295. Interior 1/3/2003
296. Subway 1/13/2003
297. Mag 1/3/2003
298. To A Contemporary Bunkshooter 1/13/2003
299. Population Drifts 1/13/2003
300. Pennsylvania 1/3/2003
301. Blue Island Intersection 1/3/2003
302. River Roads 1/3/2003
303. Two Neighbors 1/13/2003
304. Omaha 1/3/2003
305. Whitelight 1/13/2003
306. Pals 1/13/2003
307. The Mist 1/3/2003
308. Dunes 1/3/2003
309. Prayers Of Steel 1/3/2003
310. On The Breakwater 1/3/2003
311. Loam 1/3/2003
312. The Hangman At Home 1/3/2003
313. Margaret 1/3/2003
314. Mask 1/3/2003
315. Under A Hat Rim 1/13/2003
316. Monotone 1/3/2003
317. Murmurings In A Field Hospital 1/3/2003
318. Women Washing Their Hair 4/2/2010
319. Losses 1/3/2003
320. Jaws 1/3/2003

Comments about Carl Sandburg

  • Raymond Farrell (12/3/2015 6:33:00 AM)

    It is a pity that the academic elite these days do not hold Carl Sandburg in very high esteem compared to Stevens or Elliot or even John Ashbury in instances.

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  • Malkisedik Yahya (9/6/2008 12:01:00 PM)

    i love sandburg's works, especially that use the wor 'moon'..wish me luck b'coz i wanna write my undergraduate thesis about the meaning of sandburg's works that use the word 'moon'...

  • Rosa Jamali (6/1/2008 2:39:00 PM)

    I think postmodern poetry owes Sandburg, as he was the first to describe machinery life, he expanded the range of words in poetry & he tried to add some new concepts, we have to reread Sandburg to go forward...

  • A. Michael Sears (2/13/2006 8:19:00 PM)

    What can I say? Carl Sandburg is truly a master. His ability to celebrate the beauty and greatness in all things common, is unmatched. And since the publication of 'Chicago Poems' in 1916, the voice of modern poetry has never been the same.

Best Poem of Carl Sandburg


The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Read the full of Fog


I sat with a dynamiter at supper in a German saloon eating steak and onions.
And he laughed and told stories of his wife and children and the cause of labor and the working class.
It was laughter of an unshakable man knowing life to be a rich and red-blooded thing.
Yes, his laugh rang like the call of gray birds filled with a glory of joy ramming their winged flight through a rain storm.
His name was in many newspapers as an enemy of the nation and few keepers of churches or schools woul

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