by Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)

Omaha
Language: English 
Red barns and red heifers spot the green
grass circles around Omaha -- the farmers
haul tanks of cream and wagon loads of cheese.
  
Shale hogbacks across the river at Council
Bluffs -- and shanties hang by an eyelash to
the hill slants back around Omaha.
  
A span of steel ties up the kin of Iowa and
Nebraska across the yellow, big-hoofed Missouri River.
Omaha, the roughneck, feeds armies,
Eats and swears from a dirty face.
Omaha works to get the world a breakfast.

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This text was added to the website: 2004-05-30
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