Vachel Lindsay

Springfield, Illinois
Vachel Lindsay
Springfield, Illinois

Poems

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1.
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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2.
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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3.
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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4.
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.
The Moon's The North Wind's Cooky
The Moon's the North Wind's cooky.
He bites it, day by day,
Until there's but a rim of scraps
That crumble all away.
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6.
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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7.
An Indian Summer Day On The Prairie
(IN THE BEGINNING)

The sun is a huntress young,
The sun is a red, red joy,
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8.
Factory Windows Are Always Broken
Factory windows are always broken.
Somebody's always throwing bricks,
Somebody's always heaving cinders,
Playing ugly Yahoo tricks.
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9.
A Sense Of Humor
No man should stand before the moon
To make sweet song thereon,
With dandified importance,
His sense of humor gone.
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10.
The Little Turtle
A Recitation for Martha Wakefield, Three Years Old


There was a little turtle.
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