Vachel Lindsay

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

My Lady Is Compared To A Young Tree - Poem by Vachel Lindsay

When I see a young tree
In its white beginning,
With white leaves
And white buds
Barely tipped with green,
In the April weather,
In the weeping sunshine—
Then I see my lady,
My democratic queen,
Standing free and equal
With the youngest woodland sapling
Swaying, singing in the wind,
Delicate and white:
Soul so near to blossom,
Fragile, strong as death;
A kiss from far-off Eden,
A flash of Judgment's trumpet—
April's breath.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010



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