Vachel Lindsay

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

Parvenu - Poem by Vachel Lindsay

Where does Cinderella sleep?
By far-off day-dream river.
A secret place her burning Prince
Decks, while his heart-strings quiver.

Homesick for our cinder world,
Her low-born shoulders shiver;
She longs for sleep in cinders curled—
We, for the day-dream river.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 10, 2010



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