Verse > Carl Sandburg > Chicago Poems
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Chicago Poems.  1916.
 
89. At a Window
 
 
GIVE me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure        5
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!
 
But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room        10
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.        15
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.
 

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors