Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Bas-Relief - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Five geese deploy mysteriously.
Onward proudly with flagstaffs,
Hearses with silver bugles,
Bushes of plum-blossoms dropping
For ten mystic web-feet--
Each his own drum-major,
Each charged with the honor
Of the ancient goose nation,
Each with a nose-length surpassing
The nose-lengths of rival nations.
Somberly, slowly, unimpeachably,
Five geese deploy mysteriously.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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