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Excerpt from Carl Sandburg Home: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, North Carolina
In one of my grandfather's bureau drawers at Connemara, along with a Hohner harmonica and a number of the scarves that he wrapped around his neck for warmth, I once came upon a box containing a small packet of tiny cards that had been printed in the Far East. On one side of each card was an Oriental painting, and on the opposite side, a prov erb. It was an odd little packet, and I took a liking to it, so my grandfather gave it to me. Years later I was to come upon it again in my own drawer and find new meaning in at least one of the sayings on the cards. It was the ancient Persian proverb: If I had two loaves of bread I would sell one to buy white hyacinths to feed my soul.
After my grandfather's death in 1967, I heard that he had sometimes quoted that proverb and then added his own twist to it, Nor let us forget the reverse of that: 'if I had two baskets of white hyacinths, I would hope to God that I could sell one to buy some bread to feed myself.
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bound: 132 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 19, 2017)
isbn: 0259584207, 978-0259584209,
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