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His Own Face Hidden

by Carl Sandburg, 1920

Hokusai’s portrait of himself
 Tells what his hat was like
 And his arms and legs. The only faces
 Are a river and a mountain
 And two laughing farmers.

   The smile of Hokusai
   is under his hat.

Published in Smoke and Steel

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