January 6th Birthday Love: Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg

Famous for his poetry as well as his biography of Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and The War Years, Carl Sandburg was born on this day January 6, 1878 in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg’s most notable works of poetry are Chicago Poems (1916), Corn Huskers (1918) for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, The People, Yes (1936), Good Morning, America (1928), Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922), and Smoke and Steel (1920).


The sea-wash never ends.
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.
Only old songs? Is that all the sea knows?
             Only the old strong songs?
             Is that all?
The sea-wash repeats, repeats.

-Carl Sandburg

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