Bilbea

By Carl Sandburg 1878–1967 Carl Sandburg

(From tablet writing, Babylonian excavations of the 4th millennium B.C.)

Bilbea, I was in Babylon on Saturday night.
I saw nothing of you anywhere.
I was at the old place and the other girls were there,
But no Bilbea.

Have you gone to another house? or city?
Why don’t you write?
I was sorry. I walked home half-sick.

Tell me how it goes.
Send me some kind of a letter.
And take care of yourself.

Source: Poetry (October 1918).

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Poet Carl Sandburg 1878–1967

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Relationships, Love, Social Commentaries, Cities & Urban Life, Heartache & Loss