Quote by Carl Sandburg
Who put up that cage?Who hung it up with bars, doors?Why do those on the inside want to get out?Why do those outside want to get in?What is this crying inside and out all the time?What is this endless, useless beating of baffled wings at these bars, doors, this cage?
This quote raises questions about the nature of confinement and the paradoxical desires of those inside and outside of a cage. It explores the curiosity surrounding why individuals within the cage yearn to escape, while those outside crave entry. The quote contemplates the metaphorical 'crying' and struggle experienced both internally and externally, emphasizing the futility of attempting to break free. Ultimately, it alludes to the mystery and frustration of those restricted, unsatisfied by their circumstances, and the bitter irony of their plight.