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Poetry Friday: Potomac Town in February from Haze by Carl Sandburg

February 15th, 2008 (07:22 am)
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Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Climbing Uphill from The Last Five Years

The bridge says: Come across, try me; see how good I am.
The big rock in the river says: Look at me; learn how to stand up.
The white water says: I go on; around, under, over, I go on.
A kneeling, scraggly pine says: I am here yet; they nearly got me last year.
A sliver of moon slides by on a high wind calling: I know why; I'll see you to-morrow; I'll tell you everything to-morrow.
- Potomac Town in February from Haze by Carl Sandburg

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Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
TadMack says:

I like this poem on a number of levels - because it reminds me of a children's poem, all the objects are anthropomorphized into speaking. Secondly, it reminds me of a still photograph of a summer town... in the middle of February. There are bridges and rocks and a pine tree and the moon in a clear cold sky -- all is still, but if it weren't February, it would all be a different story.

Not one I've seen before, and without the others in the Haze set, maybe a little naked, but I like it. :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 04:09 pm (UTC)
Re: TadMack says:

The last line is my favorite line of this piece.

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Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 17th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)

Hurrah!

Posted by: Julie (julie)
Posted at: February 15th, 2008 11:58 pm (UTC)

Yay Carl Sandburg!! :) :) :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 17th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)

So cool.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: February 19th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)

I went to Carl Sandburg Elementary School, so we got to read his poems quite often. Even the buildings were named after his poems. It brings me back to childhood to read this poem of his. Good choice!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: February 19th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)

Thanks, Anonymous!

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