Vachel Lindsay

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

Crickets On A Strike - Poem by Vachel Lindsay

The foolish queen of fairyland
From her milk-white throne in a lily-bell,
Gave command to her cricket-band
To play for her when the dew-drops fell.

But the cold dew spoiled their instruments
And they play for the foolish queen no more.
Instead those sturdy malcontents
Play sharps and flats in my kitchen floor.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010



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