Fog

Fog

By Carl Sandburg 1878–1967 Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.

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

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Poet Carl Sandburg 1878–1967

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Pets, Cities & Urban Life, Social Commentaries, Nature, Relationships, Weather

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse

 Carl  Sandburg

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"Trying to write briefly about Carl Sandburg," said a friend of the poet, "is like trying to picture the Grand Canyon in one black and white snapshot." His range of interests was enumerated by his close friend, Harry Golden, who, in his study of the poet, called Sandburg "the one American writer who distinguished himself in five fields—poetry, history, biography, fiction, and music."

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SUBJECT Pets, Cities & Urban Life, Social Commentaries, Nature, Relationships, Weather

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Poetic Terms Imagery, Free Verse

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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