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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Chicago Poems.  1916.
 
115. Child Moon
 
 
THE CHILD’S wonder
At the old moon
Comes back nightly.
She points her finger
To the far silent yellow thing        5
Shining through the branches
Filtering on the leaves a golden sand,
Crying with her little tongue, “See the moon!”
And in her bed fading to sleep
With babblings of the moon on her little mouth.        10
 

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