Vachel Lindsay

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

The Strength Of The Lonely - Poem by Vachel Lindsay

(What the Mendicant Said )


The moon's a monk, unmated,
Who walks his cell, the sky.
His strength is that of heaven-vowed men
Who all life's flames defy.

They turn to stars or shadows,
They go like snow or dew—
Leaving behind no sorrow—
Only the arching blue.


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  • (9/21/2018 9:15:00 PM)


    Great!
    In its simplicity, beauty and glorious imagery!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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