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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Smoke and Steel. 1922.
  
V. Mist Forms
37. Humming Bird Woman
  
WHY should I be wondering
How you would look in black velvet and yellow? in orange and green?
I who cannot remember whether it was a dash of blue
Or a whirr of red under your willow throat—
Why do I wonder how you would look in humming-bird feathers?        5

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