Monthly Archives: January 2012

And So To-Day by Carl Sandburg

This poem  was written on the occasion of the interment of the World War I Unknown Soldier.

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Death Snips Proud Men by Carl Sandburg

No matter our accomplishments or power, we are all subject to Death’s whim.

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The Lawyers Know Too Much by Carl Sandburg

A search is made for that which is created by lawyers yet its substance cannot be found.

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Four Preludes On Playthings In The Wind by Carl Sandburg

No matter the scope of man’s accomplishments they soon revert to dust.

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Cahoots by Carl Sandburg

Corruption happens but in Chicago it is an art form. Perhaps the stuffing of pockets might be handicapped by the wearing of mittens.

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The Crapshooters by Carl Sandburg

The game goes on living or dead.

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Accomplished Facts by Carl Sandburg

For those who think the phrase “so it goes” was the property of Kurt Vonnegut, this poem demonstrates that Carl Sandburg beat him to it.

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Boy and Father by Carl Sandburg

To the boy Alexander, it is dreams from his reading and wonder about his lost mother as the rain comes down.

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Ossawatomie by Carl Sandburg

On August 30th of 1856 pro-slavery raiders attacked the abolitionist town of Ossawatomie, Kansas. The town was defended by John Brown and 40 residents with the raiders having 6 to 1 odds in their favor. The defenders had to abandon … Continue reading

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #286

#286 Prof. Irwin Corey

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House By Carl Sandburg

A veteran of the Civil War tells tales of slaughter to two young Swedish boys. One of them wants to be a soldier.

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They All Want To Play Hamlet by Carl Sandburg

An actor’s ambition may exceed his experience, nonetheless there are certain roles every actor hopes to play.

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Bricklayer’s Love by Carl Sandburg

A love not meant to be is still remembered at the top of a ladder.

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The Mayor of Gary by Carl Sandburg

A poem about the indifference of a politician to the lives of working men when they worked 12 hour days and a 7 day week.

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The Short Attention Span Philosopher #285

#285 Thomas Jefferson

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Skyscraper by Carl Sandburg

An anthropomorphic view of a skyscraper. When this was written a 20 story building was considered a skyscraper.

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Fellow-Citizens by Carl Sandburg

A wry look at happiness.

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