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.