Carl Sandburg reported for Chicago newspapers and produced a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln, but is best known for his poetry, the collections of which earned him two more Pulitzers.
President Harry Truman said of Sandburg in the wake of his passing that he "was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America."
WISHES left on your lips
The mark of their wings.
Regrets fly kites in your eyes.
Wistful. Carl Sandburg. 1920.