Carl Sandburg

(6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967 / Illinois)

Thin Strips - Poem by Carl Sandburg

IN a jeweler's shop I saw a man beating
out thin sheets of gold. I heard a woman
laugh many years ago.

Under a peach tree I saw petals scattered
.. torn strips of a bride's dress. I heard
a woman laugh many years ago.

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  • Susan Williams (11/29/2015 3:24:00 PM)

    I have no idea what he is writing about but I hear intense sadness and it seems to involve lost love (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, January 27, 2014

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