Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, MONOSYLLABIC, by CARL SANDBURG

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First Line: Let me be monosyllabic today, o lord
Last Line: Enjoy slow-pacing clocks.
Subject(s): Language; Words; Vocabulary

LET me be monosyllabic to-day, O Lord.
Yesterday I loosed a snarl of words on a fool,
on a child.
To-day, let me be monosyllabic ... a crony of old men
who wash sunlight in their fingers and
enjoy slow-pacing clocks.

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