Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Carl Sandburg Poems

321. Two 1/13/2003
322. Docks 1/3/2003
323. Harrison Street Court 1/3/2003
324. Population Drifts 1/13/2003
325. Flanders 1/3/2003
326. To A Dead Man 1/13/2003
327. Sea Slant 1/3/2003
328. Laughing Corn 1/3/2003
329. Fellow Citizens 1/3/2003
330. Upstairs 1/3/2003
331. Sea-Wash 1/3/2003
332. Fish Crier 1/3/2003
333. Pool 1/13/2003
334. Subway 1/13/2003
335. Letters To Dead Imagists 1/3/2003
336. Old Woman 1/3/2003
337. Crimson 1/3/2003
338. Personality 1/13/2003
339. Lawyer 1/3/2003
340. Sketch 1/13/2003
341. Mamie 1/3/2003
342. Women Washing Their Hair 4/2/2010
343. Ready To Kill 1/3/2003
344. Fight 1/3/2003
345. June 1/3/2003
346. Pearl Fog 1/13/2003
347. Neighbors 1/3/2003
348. The Harbor 1/3/2003
349. Jack 1/3/2003
350. To Certain Journeymen 1/13/2003
351. Jaws 1/3/2003
352. Dusty Doors 1/3/2003
353. Street Window 1/3/2003
354. Valley Song 1/4/2003
355. In A Back Alley 1/3/2003
356. Gypsy 1/3/2003
357. Threes 1/3/2003
358. Flux 1/3/2003
359. Halsted Street Car 1/3/2003
360. The Right To Grief 1/13/2003

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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    When I listen to a politician trumpet proud words
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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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