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Carl Sandburg (1878—1967)


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Free-verse poem by Carl Sandburg, written in 1915 and collected in Cornhuskers (1918). Meditating upon death's negation of human ambition and turmoil, the poet concludes:… tell me if the lovers are losers …tell me if any get more than the lovers…in the dust … in the cool tombs.

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