Verse > Anthologies > Harriet Monroe, ed. > Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1912–22
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Harriet Monroe, ed. (1860–1936).  Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.  1912–22.
 
Loam
By Carl Sandburg
 
From “My People”

        My people are gray,
        pigeon gray, dawn gray, storm gray.
I call them beautiful,
        and I wonder where they are going.

IN the loam we sleep,
In the cool moist loam,
To the lull of years that pass
And the break of stars,
 
From the loam, then,        5
The soft warm loam,
  We rise:
To shape of rose leaf,
Of face and shoulder.
  We stand, then,        10
  To a whiff of life,
Lifted to the silver of the sun
Over and out of the loam
  A day.
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
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