Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Five Towns On The B. & O. - Poem by Carl Sandburg

BY day ... tireless smokestacks ... hungry smoky shanties hanging to the slopes ... crooning: We get by, that's all.
By night ... all lit up ... fire-gold bars, fire-gold flues ... and the shanties shaking in clumsy shadows ... almost the hills shaking ... all crooning: By God, we're going to find out or know why.


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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 27, 2014


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