Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Prairie Waters By Night - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Chatter of birds two by two raises a night song joining a litany of running water--sheer waters
showing the russet of old stones remembering many rains.

And the long willows drowse on the shoulders of the running water, and sleep from much music;
joined songs of day-end, feathery throats and stony waters, in a choir chanting new psalms.

It is too much for the long willows when low laughter of a red moon comes down; and the willows
drowse and sleep on the shoulders of the running water.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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