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Clark Street Bridge

by Carl Sandburg, 1916

Dust of the feet
 And dust of the wheels,
 Wagons and people going,
 All day feet and wheels.

 ..Only stars and mist
 A lonely policeman,
 Two cabaret dancers,
 Stars and mist again,
 No more feet or wheels,
 No more dust and wagons.

     Voices of dollars
     And drops of blood
    .  .  .  .  .
     Voices of broken hearts,
     ..Voices singing, singing,
     ..Silver voices, singing,
     Softer than the stars,
     Softer than the mist.

Published in Chicago Poems

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