Friday, August 28, 2009


A Fence
By Carl Sandburg

Now the stone house on the lake front is finished and the
workmen are beginning the fence.

The palings are made of iron bars with steel points that

can stab the life out of any man who falls on them

As a fence, it is a masterpiece, and will shut off the rabble

and all vagabonds and hungry men and all wandering

children looking for a place to play.

Passing through the bars and over the steel points will go
nothing except Death and the Rain and To-morrow.

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