I was interested to read today that scholars have found a previously unknown poem by the late, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Sandburg is probably best-known for his poem “Chicago,” which lent the nickname “City of the Big Shoulders” to that city.
This new poem is called “Revolver,” which I found to be a) an excellent, thoughtful piece, b) shockingly current in its subject matter, given all the hullabaloo lately over gun violence in the US, and c) cynically accurate about certain aspects of the success of certain religions.
One of my new year’s resolutions was to commit a piece of poetry to memory each month. I may have to add this one to the rotation.