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.

Comments about Bas-Relief by Carl Sandburg

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/21/2019 10:49:00 AM)

    With the honor!
    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • (1/21/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    A wonderful descriptive write of geese in natural flight? ...nicely penned (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2019 8:57:00 AM)

    just before I looked at the paycheck of $5519, I didnt believe that my friends brother was like they say trully receiving money part-time on their apple labtop.. there neighbour started doing this 4 less than twenty three months and by now repaid the loans on their condo and purchased a top of the range Porsche 911. go to, .......
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  • Khairul Ahsan (1/21/2019 7:02:00 AM)

    Five geese's march formation wonderfully presented. (Report) Reply

  • Adrian Flett (1/21/2019 3:10:00 AM)

    'Hearses with silver bugles, ' A fine description of the serious nature of geese as they proceed 'Somberly, slowly, unimpeachably, ' (Report) Reply

  • Practicing Poetess (1/21/2019 2:00:00 AM)

    You can almost picture the geese flying in formation, in this descriptive poem by Carl Sandburg! (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (1/21/2019 1:03:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem by Carl Sandburg...................... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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