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    Poem: A Girl Playing in a Sandbox by David Wagoner, from The House of Song. She drops the plastic soldiers, the trucks And tanks and caissons over the side
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 10, 2007
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      Poem: "A Girl Playing in a Sandbox" by David Wagoner, from The House of
      Song.



      She drops the plastic soldiers, the trucks
      And tanks and caissons over the side
      Of the sandbox and begins smoothing
      The field of battle with her hands and forearms,
      Sweeping away the foxholes, trenches, and craters
      Where only a moment ago the lost patrols
      And panzers had plowed to the four known corners
      Of her desert under the leadership
      Of boys. She follows her own fingers
      With her eyes as if she could see the wind
      Retouching the dunes, as if she could hear it
      Trembling along the sand, the lovely fragments,
      The cracked misshapen incongruously melded
      And bedded abrasive multitudes, the ruins
      Of mountains, now bringing themselves
      More peacefully together around her, obeying
      Her slightest gesture and changing everything
      They are, for her alone, at her lightest touch.
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