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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Smoke and Steel. 1922.
  
VII. Passports
7. Home Thoughts
  
THE SEA rocks have a green moss.
The pine rocks have red berries.
I have memories of you.
  
Speak to me of how you miss me.
Tell me the hours go long and slow.        5
  
Speak to me of the drag on your heart,
The iron drag of the long days.
  
I know hours empty as a beggar’s tin cup on a rainy day, empty as a soldier’s sleeve with an arm lost.
  
Speak to me …

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