Vachel Lindsay

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

Shakespeare - Poem by Vachel Lindsay

Would that in body and spirit Shakespeare came
Visible emperor of the deeds of Time,
With Justice still the genius of his rhyme,
Giving each man his due, each passion grace,
Impartial as the rain from Heaven's face
Or sunshine from the heaven-enthroned sun.
Sweet Swan of Avon, come to us again.
Teach us to write, and writing, to be men.


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  • Susan Williams (12/15/2015 2:58:00 PM)


    Wow! That is beautiful homage to the writer above all writers! Sweet Swan of Avon, come to us again.
    Teach us to write, and writing, to be men.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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