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Carl Sandburg (1878—1967)

 

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Free–verse poem by Carl Sandburg, published in 1914 and collected in his Chicago Poems (1916). This ode to the city, which the poet accept as “wicked … crooked … brutal,” but acclaims as proud … flinging magnetic curses amid the toil … fierce,” is a celebration of itsLaughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroad and Freight Handler to the Nation.

Laughing the stormy, husky, brawling laughter of Youth, half-naked, sweating, proud to be Hog Butcher, Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat, Player with Railroad and Freight Handler to the Nation.

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