Sunday, January 6, 2013

Review of Handfuls by Carl Sandburg

Handfuls by Carl Sandburg (b. 1878) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on January 6, 2013.  It is an alliterative poem that sings of the life of a gambler.  Even a gambler starts out life as an innocent handful, and after a long, hard life of sorrow winds up a handful again--a handful of dust.   I found it somehow poignant and cynical at the same time.

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