Hemlock and Cedar

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Cornhuskers by Carl Sandburg
Hemlock and Cedar
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HEMLOCK AND CEDAR

Thin sheets of blue smoke among white slabs...near the shingle mill...winter morning.

Falling of a dry leaf might be heard...circular steel tears through a log.

Slope of woodland...brown...soft...tinge of blue such as pansy eyes.

Farther, field fires...funnel of yellow smoke...spellings of other yellow in corn stubble.

Bobsled on a down-hill road...February snow mud...horses steaming...Oscar the driver sings ragtime under a spot of red seen a mile...the red wool yarn of Oscar's stocking cap is seen from the shingle mill to the ridge of hemlock and cedar.