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Carl Sandburg On Poetry

Carl Sandburg (1878 -1967)
American Poet, Historian, Novelist & Folklorist

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“Poetry is the journal of the sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air. Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable. Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.” 

– Carl Sandburg,

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    • Poetry is deeper than minds can fathom.
      Robert Frost says that Poetry is what is lost in translation. It is also what is lost in interpretation.
      Sometimes it takes the mind of the poet to understand poetry.
      Thank you so much for your meaningful comment.

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