March 15, 2012


Today, I am visiting Carl Sandburg Elementary School, in Springfield, Illinois. The most famous native of Springfield is President Abraham Lincoln, but this school is named after another Illinois native, the great poet Carl Sandburg.

Although it’s a sunny day today in Springfield, heading into Sandburg Elementary I am thinking about my favorite Carl Sandburg poem, called FOG. 



The fog comes

on little cat feet.


It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches

and then, moves on.


Can you guess why this is my favorite Sandburg poem? Hint: What does he compare the fog to?

Posted by: Seymour Simon

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