Grass by Peter Flint

I just received a new CD of songs by Peter Flint on which I sing one called Grass on a text of Carl Sandburg.  I really like the song and am very pleased with how the recording came out.  For information on the music and how to purchase, visit


by: Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)

    ILE the bodies high at Austerlitz and Waterloo,
    Shovel them under and let me work–
    I am the grass; I cover all.
    And pile them high at Gettysburg
    And pile them high at Ypres and Verdun.
    Shovel them under and let me work.
    Two years, ten years, and passengers ask the conductor:
    What place is this?
    Where are we now?
    I am the grass.
    Let me work.

Have a listen.

Grass by Peter Flint

text by Carl Sandburg

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