Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

The Harbor - Poem by Carl Sandburg

Passing through huddled and ugly walls
By doorways where women
Looked from their hunger-deep eyes,
Haunted with shadows of hunger-hands,
Out from the huddled and ugly walls,
I came sudden, at the city's edge,
On a blue burst of lake,
Long lake waves breaking under the sun
On a spray-flung curve of shore;
And a fluttering storm of gulls,
Masses of great gray wings
And flying white bellies
Veering and wheeling free in the open.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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