Cornhuskers

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Cornhuskers  (1918) 
Carl Sandburg
New York: Henry Holt and Company Released by Henry Holt Publishers, the 103 poems that form this 1918 collection earned Sandburg the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. This book is available in spoken word format. Soundfiles for each chapter are linked to in the chapter headers.

CORNHUSKERS


BY

CARL SANDBURG



Henry Holt and Company 1918 Printer's Mark.png


NEW YORK

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY

1918

Copyright, 1918,

by

HENRY HOLT AND COMPANY



THE QUINN & BODEN CO. PRESS

RAHWAY, N. J.

TO

JANET AND MARGARET

Acknowledgement is set forth that some things here were first printed in Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, The Chicago Daily News, and the service of the Newspaper Enterprise Association.—C.S.

CONTENTS

CORNHUSKERS PAGE
Prairie 3
River Roads 12
Prairie Waters by Night 13
Early Moon 14
Laughing Corn 15
Autumn Movement 16
Falltime 17
Illinois Farmer 18
Hits and Runs 19
Village in Late Summer 20
Blizzard Notes 21
Sunset From Omaha Hotel Window 22
Still Life 23
Band Concert 24
Three Pieces on the Smoke of Autumn 25
Localities 27
Caboose Thoughts 29
Alix 31
Potato Blossom Songs and Jigs 33
Loam 37
Manitoba Childe Roland 38
Wilderness 40
PERSONS HALF KNOWN
Chicago Poet 45
Fire-Logs 46
Repetitions 47

Adelaide Crapsey 48
Young Bullfrogs 49
Memoir of a Proud Boy 50
Bilbea 52
Southern Pacific 53
Washerwoman 54
Portrait of a Motor Car 55
Girl in a Cage 56
Buffalo Bill 57
Sixteen Months 58
Child Margaret 59
Singing Nigger 60
LEATHER LEGGINGS
Leather Leggings 63
Prayers of Steel 65
Always the Mob 66
Jabberers 68
Cartoon 69
Interior 70
Street Window 72
Palladiums 73
Clocks 74
Legends 75
Psalm of Those Who Go Forth Before Daylight 77
Horses and Men in Rain 78
Questionnaire 79
Near Keokuk 80
Slants at Buffalo, New York 81
Flat Lands 82
Lawyer 83
Three Balls 84

Chicks 85
Humdrum 86
Joliet 87
Knucks 88
Testament 90
HAUNTS
Valley Song 93
In Tall Grass 94
Upstairs 95
Monosyllabic 96
Films 97
Kreisler 98
The Sea Hold 99
Goldwing Moth 100
Loin Cloth 101
Hemlock and Cedar 102
Summer Shirt Sale 103
Medallion 104
Bricklayer Love 105
Ashurnatsirpal III 106
Mammy Hums 107
Bringers 108
Crimson Rambler 109
Haunts 110
Have Me 111
Fire Dreams 112
Baby Face 114
The Year 115
Drumnotes 116
Moonset 117
Garden Wireless 118

Handfuls 119
Cool Tombs 120
SHENANDOAH
Shenandoah 123
New Feet 124
Old Osawatomie 125
Grass 126
Flanders 127
Gargoyle 128
Old Timers 129
House 130
John Ericsson Day Memorial, 1918 131
Remembered Women 133
Out of White Lips 134
Memoir 135
A Million Young Workmen, 1915 137
Smoke 138
A Tall Man 139
The Four Brothers 141
This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1967, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.