by Carl Sandburg (1878-1967). Smoke and Steel. 1922.
V. Mist Forms
11. Three Violins
THREE violins are trying their hearts.
The piece is MacDowell's Wild Rose.
And the time of the wild rose
And the leaves of the wild rose
And the dew-shot eyes of the wild rose 5
Sing in the air over three violins.
Somebody like you was in the heart of MacDowell.
Somebody like you is in three violins.