Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, BACK YARD, by CARL SANDBURG



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First Line: Shine on, o moon of summer
Last Line: Shake out more and more silver changes.
Subject(s): Moon


SHINE on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night.

An Italian boy is sending songs to you to-night from an accordion.
A Polish boy is out with his best girl; they marry next month; to-night they are throwing you
kisses.

An old man next door is dreaming over a sheen that sits in a cherry tree in his back yard.

The clocks say I must go -- I stay here sitting on the back porch drinking white thoughts you rain
down.

Shine on, O moon,
Shake out more and more silver changes.





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