Vachel Lindsay

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

Star Of My Heart

Poem by Vachel Lindsay

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.

Comments about Star Of My Heart by Vachel Lindsay

  • VERY CCCC (5/18/2018 12:17:00 PM)


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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (12/15/2015 2:30:00 PM)

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

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (12/15/2015 11:10:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned verse glorifying religious sentiments. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/15/2015 4:44:00 AM)

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

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (12/15/2015 4:39:00 AM)

    No more to sin. Nice work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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