Vachel Lindsay

(November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931 / Springfield, Illinois)

Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight

Poem by Vachel Lindsay

It is portentous, and a thing of state
That here at midnight, in our little town
A mourning figure walks, and will not rest,
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Comments about Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight by Vachel Lindsay

  • Bob Bob Bobbity Bob Bob (3/6/2019 8:47:00 AM)

    THIS JAWN SUCKED IT WAS BIG BAD BRO(Report)Reply

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  • Mark Smith (3/2/2014 9:56:00 PM)

    I just figured out I have a copy of this poem in his hand addressed to a Mrs.J. cameron bradley of boston dated march/2/1915...I never new(Report)Reply

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  • B Nash (2/14/2010 9:00:00 PM)

    A haunting and beautiful poem. I was just at Mr. Lindsay's home in Springfield two days ago. It's wonderfully preserved. For more Vachel Lindsay poetry on Lincoln visit: http: //abesblogcabin.org/category/poets-on-lincoln(Report)Reply

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  • Terence George Craddock (2/11/2010 3:18:00 AM)

    Reminds me of The Ghost Train of Abraham Lincoln, when Lincoln's body was being transported in state across America by train, before being laid to rest, after his assassination. There is a subject for a haunting poem. anyone up for the challenge. The legends and circumstances are alluring.(Report)Reply

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  • David Patrykus (4/14/2009 6:25:00 PM)

    This poem can be read, in his own handwriting, on the sign in front of Vachel Lindsay's home in Springfield, Illinois. The home is open to the public on most Saturdays.(Report)Reply

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