Crucible

Carl Sandburg 1878 (Galesburg) – 1967 (Flat Rock)



Hot gold runs a winding stream on the inside of a green bowl.

Yellow trickles in a fan figure, scatters a line of skirmishes, spreads a chorus
of dancing girls, performs blazing ochre evolutions, gathers the whole show into
one stream, forgets the past and rolls on.

The sea-mist green of the bowl's bottom is a dark throat of sky crossed by
quarreling forks of umber and ochre and yellow changing faces.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X XXX XX
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 407
Words 74
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 1, 3, 2

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