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ILLINOIS FARMER, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Bury this old illinois farmer with respect
Last Line: Dream of illinois corn.
Subject(s): Farm Life; United States; Agriculture; Farmers; America

BURY this old Illinois farmer with respect.
He slept the Illinois nights of his life after days of work in
Illinois cornfields.
Now he goes on a long sleep.
The wind he listened to in the cornsilk and the tassels, the wind that
combed his red beard zero mornings when the snow lay white on the
yellow ears in the bushel basket at the corncrib,
The same wind will now blow over the place here where his hands must
dream of Illinois corn.

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