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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.


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Poem Hemlock and Cedar - Carl Sandburg