Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Flying Fish - Poem by Carl Sandburg

I HAVE lived in many half-worlds myself ... and so I know you.

I leaned at a deck rail watching a monotonous sea, the same circling birds and the same plunge of furrows carved by the plowing keel.

I leaned so ... and you fluttered struggling between two waves in the air now ... and then under the water and out again ... a fish ... a bird ... a fin thing ... a wing thing.

Child of water, child of air, fin thing and wing thing ... I have lived in many half worlds myself ... and so I know you.


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  • Susan Williams (11/6/2015 2:13:00 PM)

    We are all parts- - parts of our heredity, parts of our environment, etc (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 27, 2014


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