Poem of the Week

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. 

About smkelly8

writer, teacher, movie lover, traveler, reader
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3 Responses to Poem of the Week

  1. smkelly8 says:

    Reblogged this on Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition and commented:

    Come over to my new blog for more content. (This blog reached the photo capacity and I’m not paying $200+ for it. $100+ was plenty.)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Laurie says:

    Beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing! A little love is worth waiting for! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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