Sea-Wash

By Carl Sandburg 1878–1967 Carl Sandburg
The sea-wash never ends.
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.
Only old songs? Is that all the sea knows?
             Only the old strong songs?
             Is that all?
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.

Source: Poetry (February 1920).

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February 1920
 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 Nature, Seas, Rivers, & Streams

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

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