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CARL SANDBURG
American poet and biographer
(1878 - 1967)

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
      - [Babyhood : Children]

Our lives are like a candle in the wind.
      - [Life]

Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.
      - [Poetry]

Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during a moment.
      - [Poetry]

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
      - [War]

The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to.
      - [Moon]

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
      - [Want]

To work hard, to live hard, to die hard, and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.
      - [Effort]

And pile them high at Gettysburg
  And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
    Shovel them under and let me work.
      . . . .
        I am the grass.
          Let me work.
      - Grass [Grass]


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