Star Of My Heart Poem by Vachel Lindsay

Star Of My Heart

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Star of my heart, I follow from afar.
Sweet Love on high, lead on where shepherds are,
Where Time is not, and only dreamers are.
Star from of old, the Magi-Kings are dead
And a foolish Saxon seeks the manger-bed.
O lead me to Jehovah's child
Across this dreamland lone and wild,
Then will I speak this prayer unsaid,
And kiss his little haloed head —
"My star and I, we love thee, little child."

Except the Christ be born again to-night
In dreams of all men, saints and sons of shame,
The world will never see his kingdom bright.
Stars of all hearts, lead onward thro' the night
Past death-black deserts, doubts without a name,
Past hills of pain and mountains of new sin
To that far sky where mystic births begin,
Where dreaming ears the angel-song shall win.
Our Christmas shall be rare at dawning there,
And each shall find his brother fair,
Like a little child within:
All hearts of the earth shall find new birth
And wake, no more to sin.

VERY CCCC 18 May 2018


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Susan Williams 15 December 2015

Vachel Lindsay does not pen shallow thoughts here- his spirituality recognizes and accepts the difficulties we face as we journey to Christ. Excellent

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Ratnakar Mandlik 15 December 2015

Beautifully penned verse glorifying religious sentiments. Thanks for sharing.

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M Asim Nehal 15 December 2015

Superb..To that far sky where mystic births begin, Where dreaming ears the angel-song shall win.

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Edward Kofi Louis 15 December 2015

No more to sin. Nice work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Vachel Lindsay

Vachel Lindsay

Springfield, Illinois
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