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Carl Sandburg
(1878-1967) born on
Jan 06
US poet, biographer. He is remembered for his vigorous free verse in "The People, Yes," 1936 and his biography of Lincoln.
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.

We live in the time of the colossal upright oblong.
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
I'll die propped up in bed trying to do a poem about America.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: To Chicago Dynamic Committee; in "Life," 4 Nov 57
A: In "Reader's Digest," 1 Feb. 1978).
N: "The Lycumite."
K: On plans for his 79th birthday, news summaries 6 Jan 57

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