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Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems
Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems | Carl Sandburg
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"What Sandburg knew and said was what America knew from the beginning and said from the beginning and has not yet, no matter what is believed of her, forgotten how to say, " wrote Archibald MacLeish about Carl Sandburg - that most American of poets - and his connection to the American psyche. This new collection of Sandburg's poetry, which includes four previously unpublished Lincoln poems, contains selections from all of Sandburg's previous volumes and certainly supports MacLeish's confidence in the breadth of Sandburg's scope. In more than 150 poems, arranged in eleven sections - from Chicago to Poems of Protest to Lincoln to Anti-War Poems to Poet of the People - readers can see what Sandburg was made of and, in turn, what the poet thought the American people were made of. Sandburg's aim was to write "simple poems... which continue to have an appeal for simple people, " and throughout his life the poet strove to maintain that important connection. The Hendricks, in a thoughtful and comprehensive introduction, discuss how Sandburg's life and beliefs colored his work and why that work resonates with Americans today.
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TheSpineView ❤ Sandburg! 2mo
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TheSpineView Love Sandburg! Great choice!🤩🤩🤩 4mo
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TheSpineView Excellant choice! 🤩🤩😘 6mo
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TheSpineView Sad bit a beautiful poem! 💙 8mo
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An early favorite poem. #fog #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

TheSpineView One of my favorites too!❤ 14mo
IndoorDame ❤️❤️❤️ 14mo
KVanRead Love this one. Wonder if KarlTheFog reads Carl Sandburg😂 14mo
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It‘s been very foggy where I live for the last few days, so this seemed appropriate

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TheSpineView I have always loved this poem. The perfect example of imagery and the power of brevity! 💜💜💜 14mo
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tjwill That is fantastic. 2y
TheEllieMo @tjwill I feel that it sums me up.... though I feel mostly hippo right now 🙄 2y
BethM Live this! 2y
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EadieB Nice! 2y
Geenie ❤️ 2y
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TheSpineView 😍😍😍 2y
Nute So good! 2y
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TheSpineView 💝I have always loved this poem. Simple but with wonderful imagery. 💝 2y
TK-421 Beautiful! ❤️ 2y
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DivineDiana “A hog on ice” ! 😲😳😢 3y
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Happy Poetry Month in America! Let‘s celebrate words & imagery all year long! #poetry #poems #nationalpoetrymonth

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#poetrymatters @lazydays
Prompt: Night

Sometimes less is so much more. Love this simple poem.

LazyDays Yes, beautiful💗 3y
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#poetrymatters @lazydays

Prompt: Wilderness

There are 3 more versus to this poem. See the whole poem at www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/wilderness

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#poetrymatters @lazydays

Prompt: Favorite

I always loved this poem for its simplicity and beautiful imagery. Just goes to show that you don't have to over complicate things to have something wonderful.

LazyDays Agreed!💓 3y
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This lovely home is where Carl Sandburg and his wife (a renowned goat breeder) lived. From its front portico you can see for miles and have your breath taken by the beauty of the surrounding mountains. As you‘d expect in the home of a renowned poet and biographer, every room is full of books. Located in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
#landmarksofmycity

LeahBergen Cool! 4y
RaimeyGallant Nice! 4y
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Libby1 I love his poetry. I'm proud of the fact that we're both from Illinois. This is powerful. 4y
kyraleseberg @Libby1 I visited his home in NC a few years ago and loved it! His words are incredible; I check out his poetry books from the library so often, I need to invest in my own copies. (edited) 4y
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I'm using my poetry textbook exclusively tonight to catch up. This is my last one for tonight.
#litsypoetry365

Alfoster I love this one! 5y
Libby1 Carl Sandburg. A proud child of Illinois, as am I. 5y
SharonGoforth 😻😻 5y
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"City of the Big Shoulders"

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