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Old Osawatomie

by Carl Sandburg, 1918

John brown’s body under the morning stars.
 Six feet of dust under the morning stars.
 And a panorama of war performs itself
 Over the six-foot stage of circling armies.
 Room for Gettysburg, Wilderness, Chickamauga,
 On a six-foot stage of dust.

Published in Cornhuskers

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