Tuesday, April 2, 2013

sandburg, on love and life and windows

















At a Window

BY CARL SANDBURG
Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!

But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Leslie, that is one gorgeous night shot and the words of Carl Sandburg go perfectly.

S. Etole said...

Yes ... perfect.

Loree said...

Beautiful poem and a gorgeous shot of the moon.

Laura said...

so beautiful dear Leslie:-)

Tracy said...

"But leave me a little love"...that line makes me swoon... So love-ly is this and with the moon. :o) Happy Day, Leslie ((HUGS))

Rebecca Jerdee said...

Keep watching the moon for quiet inspiration :)

Emily Sovich said...

Perfect. I love the way you pair words and images together.

Jodi said...

I agree with the comment above. You do have a gift for pairing words and images. xx