Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fourth of July

Goodnight 

by Carl Sandburg



Many ways to say good night.

Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July
     spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.
They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.
Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue
      and then go out.

Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack mushrooming a white pillar.

Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying a baritone that crosses lowland 
cottonfields to razorback hill.

It is easy to spell good night.
            Many ways to spell good night.



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