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Sea Slant

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

On up the sea slant,
On up the horizon,
The ship limps.

The bone of her nose fog-gray,
The heart of her sea-strong,
She came a long way,
She goes a long way.

On up the sea slant,
On up the horizon,
She limps sea-strong, fog-gray

She is a green-lit night gray.
She comes and goes in sea-fog.
Up the horizon slant she limps.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Carl Sandburg

Carl Sandburg was an American writer and editor best known for poetry. more…

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