Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO BEACHEY, 1912, by CARL SANDBURG

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TO BEACHEY, 1912, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Riding against the east
Last Line: With the cool, calm shadow at the wheel.
Subject(s): Aviation & Aviators

RIDING against the east,
A veering, steady shadow
Purrs the motor-call
Of the man-bird
Ready with the death-laughter
In his throat
And in his heart always
The love of the big blue beyond.

Only a man,
A far fleck of shadow on the east
Sitting at ease
With his hands on a wheel
And around him the large gray wings.
Hold him, great soft wings,
Keep and deal kindly, O wings,
With the cool, calm shadow at the wheel.

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