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Explication of Sandburgs "Pearl Fog"
Posted by: Diaj (---.mia.bellsouth.net)
Date: December 05, 2004 02:11PM

If anyone would be able to help me with the explication of Pearl Fog it would be great!

Re: Explication of Sandburgs "Pearl Fog"
Posted by: lg (---.ca.charter.com)
Date: December 05, 2004 02:47PM

 PEARL FOG<br />

OPEN the door now.
Go roll up the collar of your coat
To walk in the changing scarf of mist.

Tell your sins here to the pearl fog
And know for once a deepening night
Strange as the half-meanings
Alurk in a wise woman's mousey eyes.

Yes, tell your sins
And know how careless a pearl fog is
Of the laws you have broken.


Re: Explication of Sandburgs &quot;Pearl Fog&quot;
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15-16rt.az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: December 06, 2004 12:22PM

Last Answers - Carl Sandburg

I wrote a poem on the mist
And a woman asked me what I meant by it.
I had thought till then only of the beauty of the mist,
how pearl and gray of it mix and reel,
And change the drab shanties with lighted lamps at evening
into points of mystery quivering with color.

I answered:
The whole world was mist once long ago and some day
it will all go back to mist,
Our skulls and lungs are more water than bone and
And all poets love dust and mist because all the last
Go running back to dust and mist.

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