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Monday, August 11, 2008

Monday Morning Poem: Monotone

In honor of today's rainy weather:


    THE monotone of the rain is beautiful,
    And the sudden rise and slow relapse
    Of the long multitudinous rain.

    The sun on the hills is beautiful,
    Or a captured sunset sea-flung,
    Bannered with fire and gold.

    A face I know is beautiful--
    With fire and gold of sky and sea,
    And the peace of long warm rain.
    Carl Sandburg

What I love about this poem is how Sandburg repeats the same few images and words but manages to make them mean something different in each stanza.

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