April 25, 2005
Pile Them High

Poems About War, part of Caterina Fake's blog.

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.

Posted by dbrown at April 25, 2005 06:10 PM
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