Grass, by Carl Sandburg

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Grass, by Carl Sandburg, artwork by Ivan Boothe

Day 11 of the 2007 Fun-a-Day project with the Artclash Collective.

Grass
By Carl Sandburg

Pile the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo.
Shovel them under and let me work--
      I am the grass; I cover all.

And pile them high at Gettysburg
And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
Shovel them under and let me work.
Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
      What place is this?
      Where are we now?

      I am the grass.
      Let me work.

  • Year Created: 2007
  • Media
    • digital graphics
    • standard paper