Friday, March 5, 2010

Carl Sandburg's At A Window, plus Art Sparks

At a Window
by Carl Sandburg

Give me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!
But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.


Amy Souza founded Art Sparks -- an artist provides a work which is the "spark" for a writer's new creation and vice versa.

Gabriel Shanks privided the photo Canal and Mott* to G.L. Morrison, who wrote:

...Possibilities chase us up the street like rain
forcing us to take shelter in storefront windows
and kiosks full of everything we never knew
to need. Buy nothing and still it will all come
home with you...

* you'll need to scroll down to see it

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