Laughing Blue Steel by Carl Sandburg
TWO fishes swimming in the sea,
Two birds flying in the air,
Two chisels on an anvilâ€”maybe.
Beaten, hammered, laughing blue steel to each otherâ€”maybe.
Sure I would rather be a chisel with you than a fish.
Sure I would rather be a chisel with you than a bird.
Take these two chisel-pals, O God.
Take â€˜em and beat â€˜em, hammer â€˜em, hear â€˜em laugh.