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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Smoke and Steel. 1922.
  
V. Mist Forms
7. Throw Roses
  
THROW roses on the sea where the dead went down.
  The roses speak to the sea,
  And the sea to the dead.
Throw roses, O lovers—
  Let the leaves wash on the salt in the sun.        5

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