by Carl Sandburg
Red barns and red heiffers 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.
Composer(s): Ernst Bacon
Song(s): 1. The Banks of the Yellow Sea
2. Ancient Christmas Carol
4. No Dew Upon the Grass
5. A Clear Midnight
6. World, Take Good Notice