Carl Sandburg

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Carl Sandburg – 20 August 2008

Carl Sandburg, an American poet and biographer, was born in 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois.

His biography of Abraham Lincoln, which took him twenty years of research and writing, was originally published in two parts, The Prairie Years and The War Years. It was for The War Years that he was awarded the Pulitzer history prize in 1940.

He was also a collector of American folk songs and he frequently toured the country, giving recitals of his poems and singing the little-known folk songs he collected. The American Songbag, a collection of these songs with his comments, was published in 1927. Sandburg died in 1967.

For today I’ve chosen this poem by Carl Sandburg:

Fog
Carl Sandburg
(1878–1967)

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then, moves on.

For a large collection of poems and stories, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/poetrydir.html 
 


"Joyful Curmudgeon"
An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.

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