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Humming Bird Woman

by Carl Sandburg, 1920

Why should I be wondering
 How you would look in black velvet and yellow? in orange and green?
 I who cannot remember whether it was a dash of blue
 Or a whirr of red under your willow throat—
 Why do I wonder how you would look in humming-bird feathers?

Published in Smoke and Steel

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