Have Me

Have me in the blue and the sun.
Have me on the open sea and the mountains.

When I go into the grass of the sea floor, I will go alone.
This is where I came from—the chlorine and the salt are
     blood and bones.
It is here the nostrils rush the air to the lungs. It is
     here oxygen clamors to be let in.
And here in the root grass of the sea floor I will go alone.

Love goes far. Here love ends.
Have me in the blue and the sun.

Carl Sandburg

2 thoughts on “Have Me

  1. That I don’t know. It’s a bit surprising to me because he was born in the middle of Illinois, and is most closely connected to Chicago and the Great Plains. But there hast to be some connection, I agree. Will keep an eye out for it.

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