Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Kin - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Brother, I am fire
Surging under the ocean floor.
I shall never meet you, brother—
Not for years, anyhow;
Maybe thousands of years, brother.
Then I will warm you,
Hold you close, wrap you in circles,
Use you and change you—
Maybe thousands of years, brother.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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