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Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 [PDF] ✍ Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 Author Carl Sandburg – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A representative selection of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet s published verse, plus thirteen poems appearing in book form for the first time Sandburg s poetry is independent, hone A representative selection of poems, culled from the Pulitzer Prize winning poet s published verse, plus thirteen poems appearing in book form for the first time Sandburg s poetry is independent, honest, direct, lyric, and it endures, clamorous and muted, magical as life itself New York Times Introduction by Mark Van Doren.


10 thoughts on “Harvest Poems: 1910-1960

  1. Julie Julie says:

    Can four dollars buy you happiness Yes Yes, it can.Four dollars bought me this book, and this book brought me happiness So, 4.00 Happiness.And, in case you think I m a cheap date, I ve a list of references that will tell you otherwise.But, I can t speak of dating another right now, for I only have eyes for Carl Sandburg and as my husband will remind me later, when he kindly reads my review, Ahem, and a husband Yes Yes, a husband, and of course a mad crush on Colin Firth and all beforeme Can four dollars buy you happiness Yes Yes, it can.Four dollars bought me this book, and this book brought me happiness So, 4.00 Happiness.And, in case you think I m a cheap date, I ve a list of references that will tell you otherwise.But, I can t speak of dating another right now, for I only have eyes for Carl Sandburg and as my husband will remind me later, when he kindly reads my review, Ahem, and a husband Yes Yes, a husband, and of course a mad crush on Colin Firth and all beforementioned literary loves , but right now I wish to speak of my newest man Carl Sandburg.And, incidentally, this book.This collection, Harvest Poems 1910 1960, has pulled the best from all of Sandburg s prominent works two of my favorites being Good Morning, America and Chicago Poems And, it s an outstanding grouping of poems.This is heart stirring, bold, declarative writing This isn t weepy verse, and it rarely rhymes This is poetry by a man who spray painted I AM HERE all over the cornfields, buildings and train stations of North America.This is poetry written by a man who knew he was fallible and knew he would die, but who chose not to live life in the shadows He s the perpetual jack o lantern who smiles in the dark, grinning until the pumpkin rots.The Notes for a Preface by Sandburg, at the beginning of this collection, is worth the price of the book alone, and I think all writers should read it.And then you get 100 pages of the great, glorious gusto of the best of his poems and, in my case, all for four dollars Are you happy It s the only way to be, kid.Yes, be happy, it s a good nice way to be.But not happy happy, kid, don tbe too doubled up doggone happy.It s the doubled up doggone happy happy people bust hard theydo bust hard when they bust.Be happy, kid, go to it, but not toodoggone happy Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz


  2. G.D. Master G.D. Master says:

    With three Pulitzer prizes, two for poetry and one for a biography of Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sandburg is a pillar of American ingenuity With this novella, or collection of some of his most popular poems, readers get a manageable helping of an intellectual powerhouse Poems written with attention to structure pounded into twenty first century college students pour from these pages like life lived to its complete and fullest degree Sandburg s poems describe places and people with sharp and discer With three Pulitzer prizes, two for poetry and one for a biography of Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sandburg is a pillar of American ingenuity With this novella, or collection of some of his most popular poems, readers get a manageable helping of an intellectual powerhouse Poems written with attention to structure pounded into twenty first century college students pour from these pages like life lived to its complete and fullest degree Sandburg s poems describe places and people with sharp and discerning senses His direct language and ability to recognize metaphysical problems with empirical substance and human behavior is unmatched Reading Sandburg s poems, a person experiences an easy to grasp story, but gets a massive dose of reflective literature,is going on than just Sandburg s solid and stand alone description His poems are lyrical in a way that is not sing song They have sensible meter without seeming repetitive Readers are led through cities, lives, events, silly allegories, and humorous anecdotes without regret or any sense of political correctness There is nothing offensive about Sandburg s poems, but they are not subtle and are brutally honest in a way that has been left behind by many contemporary writers in the twenty first century.An inexpensive and short novella of poetry, Harvest Poems is a perfect introduction to Sandburg, poetry, prose, and unrivaled literary skill worth being aware of, if not attempting to emulate in some way Even recreational readers at high school level should find something of interest in these poems While readers should have no problem around children with these works, they are written with adult rationality and may leave young children bewildered or bored As for young literary prodigies, enjoy these works and the rest of us can catch up with you later


  3. Gina Gina says:

    I picked this small collection of Sandburg s poetry up at one of my favorite thrift shops this fall Spanning 40 years, Harvest Poems offers a great introduction to his prolific career I related to many of the poems solely because of the wonderful depictions of the place I call home the midwest Sandburg describes so much movement, his words are like the wind constantly changing direction yet on a steady path From man s creation of skyscrapers being built up, and torn down, to the thinnest I picked this small collection of Sandburg s poetry up at one of my favorite thrift shops this fall Spanning 40 years, Harvest Poems offers a great introduction to his prolific career I related to many of the poems solely because of the wonderful depictions of the place I call home the midwest Sandburg describes so much movement, his words are like the wind constantly changing direction yet on a steady path From man s creation of skyscrapers being built up, and torn down, to the thinnest blade of prairie grass reading these poems felt like a glimpse into a warmly lit house s kitchen window on a cold, crisp night I particularly enjoyed Harvest Moon, Sea Wash, For You, From the Windy City, At the Gates of the Tombs, Phizzog, They Ask Is God, Too, Lonely , and Freedom is a Habit, There was a definite presence of togetherness in his poems, meaning in everything, that all are one in this constantly changing world and I found something really striking about that idea I m terrible at articulating the certain kind of joy I get from poems like this, if you take anything away from my review let it be that I had a really nice feeling while reading this collection I m also in love with the fact that this edition fits in my winter coat s pocket perfectly 4 5 stars


  4. Leah Angstman Leah Angstman says:

    I wanted to like this, being from the Midwest myself, and considering how much I love his poem, Fog But I am emphatically not a fan Sandburg repeats words constantly, and not in a meaningful way I think some of his poems are supposed to be funny, but they don t come off that way which could just be changing times, but still I m reading it in 2016, and that can t be helped My biggest problem was that the words were simply not poetic They were blunt, hard sounding words, often in just I wanted to like this, being from the Midwest myself, and considering how much I love his poem, Fog But I am emphatically not a fan Sandburg repeats words constantly, and not in a meaningful way I think some of his poems are supposed to be funny, but they don t come off that way which could just be changing times, but still I m reading it in 2016, and that can t be helped My biggest problem was that the words were simply not poetic They were blunt, hard sounding words, often in just chopped up sentences with words repeating and repeating words and then something basic, followed by a repeating word My second big beef is that the endings just fell flat half the time it felt like they weren t even connected to the same thought or same poem He does not know how to end a poem poetically I don t know why Sandburg was so popular This book gives me no clues.There were a couple standout poems Fog, Personality, At the Gates of Tombs, and Improved Farm Land, and a couple snippets of longer poems that were not terrible, namely some sections of Prairie, Smoke and Steel, and The People, Yes For 125 pages of poems, that s not very many


  5. Tom Romig Tom Romig says:

    A poet of his time, Sandburg has an outmoded feel, though there are clearly some wonderful sparks in works such as The People, Yes, At the Gates of Tombs, Sayings of Henry Stevens, A Couple, and others Check this out GRASSPile 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 GettysburgAnd pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.Shovel them under and let me work.Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conduct A poet of his time, Sandburg has an outmoded feel, though there are clearly some wonderful sparks in works such as The People, Yes, At the Gates of Tombs, Sayings of Henry Stevens, A Couple, and others Check this out GRASSPile 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 GettysburgAnd 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.Or as Basho had it Summer grass Of stalwart warriors dreams, The aftermath


  6. Rachel Rachel says:

    Can bare fact make the cloth of a shining poem Yup.


  7. Rachel Rachel says:

    Extremely dated and very much a product of its time Reading this book was like taking a trip back in time and not in a good way.I admit it, I got this book because I read his poem Fog in school, loved it, and was hoping forof the same Unfortunately, while Fog is here, no other poem in this book is anywhere near as memorable I just finished reading this and am struggling to remember any of it I seem to dimly remember that I liked another poem or two, and a handful of lines, but what Extremely dated and very much a product of its time Reading this book was like taking a trip back in time and not in a good way.I admit it, I got this book because I read his poem Fog in school, loved it, and was hoping forof the same Unfortunately, while Fog is here, no other poem in this book is anywhere near as memorable I just finished reading this and am struggling to remember any of it I seem to dimly remember that I liked another poem or two, and a handful of lines, but what they were I couldn t tell you now.There isn t really anything here that hasn t been better said by others before or since So unless you really love poems about skyscrapers, death, turning prairies into farm fields, Lincoln, Illinois, Progress , or machinery, look absolutely anywhere else Maybe this collection could be worth it to someone as a time machine, a way to see through the eyes of a particular person at a certain time and place, but be warned you will only see through Sandburg s eyes, he has blinders on, and the view isn t pretty


  8. Michael Cole Michael Cole says:

    Like most people, I think I first experienced Carl Sandburg in poetry readers academic compilations, and really only read the poem Fog It was only years later I would read this compilation of his work, and I loved it Sandburg s poetry is not exclusively about the lives of the working class, but it does involve that subject matter, which I m thankful for What Sandburg s poetry does not involve is intensely confessional material that is only about his life, it is poetry about a man observ Like most people, I think I first experienced Carl Sandburg in poetry readers academic compilations, and really only read the poem Fog It was only years later I would read this compilation of his work, and I loved it Sandburg s poetry is not exclusively about the lives of the working class, but it does involve that subject matter, which I m thankful for What Sandburg s poetry does not involve is intensely confessional material that is only about his life, it is poetry about a man observing life, the world, and the history of the world Reading this work made me realize that most poetry I read feels genderless to me, while Sandburg s work feels strongly masculine without ever becoming toxic Bukowski or so insecure that it becomes at time ridiculous Hemingway If you know anyone that simply can t get over their fixation with Bukowski, put this in their hands The old anvil laughs at many broken hammers


  9. Eugenea Pollock Eugenea Pollock says:

    On New Year s Day 2018, I resolved to keep a book of poetry going in addition to whatever else I might be reading, and this is my most recent one Sandburg now joins Ashbury and Santayana as my current favorites The diversity of subjects in this collection is stunning from how a post nuclear war world would function Men of Science Say Their Say to a pro union manifesto Sayings of Henry Stephens to reflections on consumerism Name Us a King These poems have made me laugh at the word On New Year s Day 2018, I resolved to keep a book of poetry going in addition to whatever else I might be reading, and this is my most recent one Sandburg now joins Ashbury and Santayana as my current favorites The diversity of subjects in this collection is stunning from how a post nuclear war world would function Men of Science Say Their Say to a pro union manifesto Sayings of Henry Stephens to reflections on consumerism Name Us a King These poems have made me laugh at the word problems in Arithmetic and cry over the loss of FDR in When Death Came April Twelve 1945 To be sure, it includes Chicago and Fog from my high school introduction to his work however, it has muchdepth and breadth Now I not only respect his work, I love, love, love it


  10. Linda Linda says:

    There washumor here than I anticipated I preferred the early and late poemsthan the middle, war year ones.


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