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Fire Pages

by Carl Sandburg, 1920

I will read ashes for you, if you ask me.
 I will look in the fire and tell you from the gray lashes
 And out of the red and black tongues and stripes,
 I will tell how fire comes
 And how fire runs far as the sea.

Published in Smoke and Steel

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