Cornhuskers/Loin Cloth

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144348Cornhuskers — Loin ClothCarl Sandburg


Body of Jesus taken down from the cross

Carved in ivory by a lover of Christ,

It is a child's handful you are here,

The breadth of a man's finger,

And this ivory loin cloth

Speaks an interspersal in the day's work,

The carver's prayer and whim

And Christ-love.