Vachel Lindsay

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was born on November 10, 1879 in Springfield, Illinois. The second of six children and the only son of Dr. Vachel Thomas Lindsay and Esther Catharine Frazee Lindsay. Vachel did not attend school until he was eight. He was taught at home by his mother, who had been a teacher and artist before her marriage. Grimm’s Fairy Tales ...
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The Congo: A Study Of The Negro Race
I. THEIR BASIC SAVAGERY

Fat black bucks in a wine-barrel room,
Barrel-house kings, with feet unstable,
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Abraham Lincoln Walks At Midnight
It is portentous, and a thing of state
That here at midnight, in our little town
A mourning figure walks, and will not rest,
Near the old court-house pacing up and down.
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A Dirge For A Righteous Kitten
To be intoned, all but the two italicized lines, which are to be spoken in a snappy, matter-of-fact way.


Ding-dong, ding-dong, ding-dong.
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The Leaden-Eyed
Let not young souls be smothered out before
They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride.
It is the world's one crime its babes grow dull,
Its poor are ox-like, limp and leaden-eyed.
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5.
Star Of My Heart
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
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I am sorry that I cannot find anywhere on the Internet Vachel Lindsay's poem, THE JAZZ OF THIS HOTEL
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James Horn, Poet 02 May 2018
Very impressive. He, Robert Frost, Ogden Nash and Will rogers are my inspiration. www.poetrysoup.com
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Peter Harter 10 June 2007
if anyone knows where to get CD recordings of Vachel Lindsay reading email me: palamambron4@yahoo.com
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