Skip to comments.U. of I. volunteer finds unknown Carl Sandburg poem
Posted on 01/21/2013 8:01:18 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
With the debate over gun control heating up, a retired volunteer at a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign made a timely find.
Ernie Gullerud, a former professor of social work at the university, came upon a previously unpublished poem by Carl Sandburg titled "A Revolver," which addresses the issue of guns and violence.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
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It’s not “gun control.”
It’s “citizen disarmament.”
Words have power. Witness “pro-choice” vs. “pro-abortion.”
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The lost 11th comandment from the bible: Thou shalt not own any weapon that propels a chunk of metal using saltpeter, charcoal, and Sulfur.
Although this time they DID find a period typewriter to create it.
Article says Sandberg was big Lincoln fan, probably distressed about his assassination with a revolver. But how could he give such reverence to a man who had by proxy used hundreds of thousands of revolvers on his own countrymen? Would not Sandberg blush to mark for hypocrites those who believed that having the most guns was a vindication of right, as that broad brush would surely taint his own beloved Lincoln? Was Sandberg really that inept? Or are we witnessing another supposedly “fake but true” forgery put forward by a professor of social(istic) work to advance “the cause?” Ends justifies the means reasoning gave us CW1. I dread to think what it might give us this time around.
The world calls them poems. I call them little ditties.
If they’re anything like his other ‘poems’, Yaaaawn.
Right up there with Maya Angelou.
B.S. - Carl Sandberg never wrote that piece of trash. First of all, a man who was born in 1878 would never associate guns with Christians or God. It’s ridiculous to think otherwise.
I already dissected this poem on the Tribune and they immediately took the comment section down.
Here are the things a competent writer and poet WOULD NOT DO:
1. Have a poem with 10 lines of simple description followed by 2 meandering lines of political declarations. Sandburg would strive for unity as he does with any “message poem.” Compare “Always the Mob” to this poem.
2. “unmistakable ultimatums”??? Yuk! Disgusting and worthless alliteration.
3. The condensed series “hunger,fear,revenge,robbery,hide behind it” includes hide as part of the series.
4. “It is less subtle and treacherous than one or ten lawyers.” Really? Do you mean less subtle yet MORE treacherous?
5. Repetitive “it”s and “nor”s that are very neophyte.
Sorry, folks. Looks like THE SOCIAL WORK RETIRED PROFESSOR wrote the poem. It’s a high school creative writing poem submission, not Sandburg.
The real tragedy will be if this blatant fraud will be affirmed as Sandburg’s. The poem is so banal that any professor would laugh at it. It sounds like a crappy Ginsberg poem.
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