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Handfuls

by Carl Sandburg

 

Blossoms of babies

Blinking their stories

Come soft

On the dusk and the babble;

Little red gamblers,

Handfuls that slept in the dust.

 

Summers of rain,

Winters of drift,

Tell of the years;

And they go back

 

Who came soft-

Back to the sod,

To silence and dust;

Gray gamblers,

Handfuls again.

 

Born on January 6,1878, Carl Sandburg is recognized as a member of the Chicago literary renaissance, along with Sherwood Anderson and Edgar Lee Masters.

 

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