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Carl Sandburg (1878–1967).  Smoke and Steel. 1922.
  
V. Mist Forms
42. Pigeon
  
THE FLUTTER of blue pigeon’s wings
Under a river bridge
Hunting a clean dry arch,
A corner for a sleep—
This flutters here in a woman’s hand.        5
  
A singing sleep cry,
A drunken poignant two lines of song,
Somebody looking clean into yesterday
And remembering, or looking clean into
To-morrow, and reading,—        10
This sings here as a woman’s sleep cry sings.
  
Pigeon friend of mine,
Fly on, sing on.

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