Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, STREET WINDOW, by CARL SANDBURG

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First Line: The pawn-shop man knows hunger
Last Line: They tell stories.
Subject(s): Justice

THE pawn-shop man knows hunger,
And how far hunger has eaten the heart
Of one who comes with an old keepsake.
Here are wedding rings and baby bracelets,
Scarf pins and shoe buckles, jeweled garters,
Old-fashioned knives with inlaid handles,
Watches of old gold and silver,
Old coins worn with finger-marks.
They tell stories.

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