Seth’s Favorite Poems

I’ve avoided doing it for years, but I can avoid it no longer.  I just want to do it so badly.  From time to time, I’m going to post one of my favorite poems (by another author) here.  I am not posting them in any particular order, and I’ll provide no commentary.  I’m just putting them out there.  Because it seems fun.  So here’s the first one:

Grass

by Carl Sandburg

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo,
Shovel them under and let me work–
I am the grass; I cover all.
And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
What place is this?
Where are we now?
I am the grass.
Let me work.

One Response to “Seth’s Favorite Poems”

  1. Awesome poem, thanks for posting. Not sure why I’ve never come across this one before.

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