01 April 2009

Dreaming Fool

I was the first of the fools
(So I dreamed)
And all the fools of the world
were put into me and I was
the biggest fool of all.

Others were fools in the morning
Or in the evening or on Saturdays
Or odd days like Friday the Thirteenth
But me -- I was a fool every day in the week
And when asleep I was the sleeping fool.
(So I dreamed.)

Carl Sandburg

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