Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Margaret

Poem by Carl Sandburg

Many birds and the beating of wings
Make a flinging reckless hum
In the early morning at the rocks
Above the blue pool
Where the gray shadows swim lazy.

In your blue eyes, O reckless child,
I saw today many little wild wishes,
Eager as the great morning.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003