Carl Sandburg 6 January 1878 – 22 July 1967

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Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. New York Times (Feb. 13, 1959).
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. Quoted in The Reader's Digest (Pleasantville, New York, February, 1978).
The mammoth rests between his cyclonic dramas.
Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), U.S. poet. The People, Yes (l. 7). . . Oxford Book of American Verse, The. F. O. Matthiessen, ed. (1950) Oxford University Press.

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Memorized " buckwheat" -Carl Sandburg
good job that was good
that was a good very poem
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