Chicago Poems

Author: Carl Sandburg  | Date: 1916


EVERYBODY loved Chick Lorimer in our town.

Far off

Everybody loved her. So we all love a wild girl keeping a hold On a dream she wants. Nobody knows now where Chick Lorimer went. Nobody knows why she packed her trunk. . a few

old things And is gone,

Gone with her little chin

Thrust ahead of her

And her soft hair blowing careless

From under a wide hat, Dancer, singer, a laughing passionate lover. Were there ten men or a hundred hunting Chick? Were there five men or fifty with aching hearts?

Everybody loved Chick Lorimer.

Nobody knows where she’s gone.


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Chicago: Carl Sandburg, "Gone," Chicago Poems Original Sources, accessed June 3, 2023,

MLA: Sandburg, Carl. "Gone." Chicago Poems, Original Sources. 3 Jun. 2023.

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