Carl Sandburg (1878–1967). Cornhuskers. 1918.
49. Horses and Men in Rain
And let us talk about milk wagon drivers and grocery delivery boys.
Let us write of olden, golden days and hunters of the Holy Grail and men called “knights” riding horses in the rain, in the cold frozen rain for ladies they loved.
Let us nudge the steam radiator with our wool slippers and write poems of Launcelot, the hero, and Roland, the hero, and all the olden golden men who rode horses in the rain.