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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.
         
   
F
Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment.

R
We live in the time of the colossal upright oblong.
A
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.
N
Strange things blow in through my window on the wings of the night wind and I don't worry about my destiny.
K
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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