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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Cornhuskers.  1918.
 
68. Goldwing Moth
 
 
A GOLDWING moth is between the scissors and the ink bottle on the desk.
Last night it flew hundreds of circles around a glass bulb and a flame wire.
The wings are a soft gold; it is the gold of illuminated initials in manuscripts of the medieval monks.
 

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