|Harriet Monroe, ed. (18601936). Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. 191222.|
|By Carl Sandburg|
NOW the stone house on the lake front is finished and the workmen are beginning the fence.
|The palings are made of iron bars with steel points that can stab the life out of any man who falls on them.|
|As a fence, it is a masterpiece, and will shut off the rabble and all vagabonds and hungry men and all wandering children looking for a place to play.|
|Passing through the bars and over the steel points will go nothing except Death and the Rain and To-morrow.|