Monday, June 12, 2017

Doors (Monday Poem)

by Carl Sandburg

An open door says, “Come in.”
A shut door says, “Who are you?”
Shadows and ghosts go through shut doors.
If a door is shut and you want it shut,
    why open it?
If a door is open and you want it open,
    why shut it?
Doors forget but only doors know what it is 
    doors forget.

From Poetry for Young People: Carl Sandburg, 
edited by Frances Schoonmaker Bolin
1995, Sterling Publishing

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