Cornhuskers

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Author: Carl Sandburg
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,721 / 50 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.9
LoC Category: PN
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 1,531
Added to site: 2007.07.28
mnybks.net#: 17746
Genres: Poetry, Audiobook
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wind in September, acres of birds spotting the air going south?
Is there something finished? And some new beginning on the way?

ILLINOIS FARMER

BURY this old Illinois farmer with respect.
He slept the Illinois nights of his life after days of work in Illinois cornfields. Now he goes on a long sleep.
The wind he listened to in the cornsilk and the tassels, the wind that combed his red beard zero mornings when the snow lay white on the yellow ears in the bushel basket at the corncrib, The same wind will now blow over the place here where his hands must dream of Illinois corn.

HITS AND RUNS

I REMEMBER the Chillicothe ball players grappling the Rock Island ball players in a sixteen-inning game ended by darkness.
And the shoulders of the Chillicothe players were a red smoke against the sundown and the shoulders of the Rock Island players were a yellow smoke against the sundown.
And the umpire's voice was hoarse calling balls and str

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