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atlasobscura: From 1906 to 1912 he walked the country, preaching his “Gospel of Beauty” and developing a unique performance-style of poetry which he referred to as “the Higher Vaudeville.”

chickulture: Vachel Lindsay Home in Springfield, Illinois

Bob_Sequious: Vachel Lindsay Home in Springfield, Illinois

LivingKindness: "I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness." — Vachel Lindsay ^

meskahl: "the moon is but a candle-glow that flickers thro’ the gloom: the starry space, a castle hall: and Earth, the children’s room, where all night long the old trees stand to watch the streams asleep..." - Vachel Lindsay

ILhistory: Famed Illinois poet Vachel Lindsay died on Dec. 5, 1931 at the age of 52. Lindsay's Springfield home is a state historic site.

neglectedbooks: Shanley goes to Oxford, moves to Kenya, starts a coffee plantation. But as Vachel Lindsay warned us, mumbo jumbo lives in the jungle. As the NYT reviewer noted, the whole idea kinda falls apart if the inherited delusion stuff is just, well, a delusion.

farwest8: One of my favorite books ever, the stunningly perceptive & heartfelt bio of poet Vachel Lindsay, by Mark Harris. I can’t find my copy so I just ordered another one.

ComatosePodbot: It's calm at least the great, plain worn shawl Vachel Lindsay

LivingKindness: "I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness." — Vachel Lindsay ^

lamathealing: Sara Teasdale was courted by Vachel Lindsay. When he died in 1931, she wrote: In memory of Vachel Lindsay “Deep in the ages”, you said, “deep in the ages,” And, “To live in mankind is far more than to live in a name.” You are deep in the ages, now, deep in the ages,

NORTHTRENTON: Happy Birthday to Richard Armstedt (d. 1931), Heinrich XXVII (d. 1928), Gichin Funakoshi (d. 1957), Gaetano Bresci (d. 1901), Winston Churchill (d. 1947), Henri Rabaud (d. 1949), Idabelle Smith Firestone (d. 1954), Cy Morgan (d. 1962) and Vachel Lindsay (d. 1931).

cowboycoleridge: The Lovers' Chronicle 10 November - Dream Noir, verse by mac tag - art by William Hogarth - Verdi's La forza del destino - birth of Vachel Lindsay

meskahl: the door was watched so well, that the steep dark stair to hell was the only escaping way... "she gave consent," you say ? - Vachel Lindsay

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to performance poet Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879), author of the poem "The Congo" (1914).

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tomsims: Born this day in 1879 – Vachel Lindsay, American poet and educator (d. 1931). He is considered a founder of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted.

ontheNthday: On the 2,148,486th day, God created Vachel Lindsay.

RayBoomhower: “I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.” Vachel Lindsay, born on this day in 1879

matthewjdowd: Happy bday poet Vachel Lindsay, b.1879 in Springfield, IL. “I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.”

donalynette: the leaden eyed vachel lindsay - Bing

isa33013: Vachel Lindsay. Abrahan Lincoln. It is portentous, and a thing of state That here at midnight, in our little town A mourning figure walks, and will not rest, ... A famous high top-hat and plain worn shawl Make him a great figure .men love The prairie-lawyer, master of us all.

isa33013: It breaks his heart that kings must murder still, That all his hours of travail here for men Seem yet in vain. And who will bring white peace That he may sleep upon his hill again? (Fragments from the poem of Vachel Lindsay to Abrahan Lincoln)

gobalax: Moon is a Painter | Vachel Lindsay | Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry) | Talking Book

Trav0ne: "Only boys keep their cheeks dry. Only boys are afraid to cry. Men thank God for tears..." -Vachel Lindsay

NaikaHan: “They tried to get me—I got them first!” -Vachel Lindsay

LivingKindness: "I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness." — Vachel Lindsay ^

gobalax: Potato's Dance | Vachel Lindsay | Multi-version (Weekly and Fortnightly poetry) | Talkingbook

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CailinCeltic: There,at a cosy open fire Strange babes are grouped about. The children of the wind and tide The urchins of the sky, Drying their wings from storms and things So they again can fly. Drying Their Wings - Vachel Lindsay Artwork - Nadia Strelkina

Poem of the day

In The Grass.
 by Robert Crawford

'Tis as if I saw it all — sat now in the grass, and heard
The soft warm wind in my ears like the lilt of a lonely bird;
Sat now in the grasses so — saw, but said never a word.
The two of them in the wood, below me there by the rill;
He with the light on his brow, she in the shadow still;
And a cloud so white goes over the blue on the gleaming hill.
My nest in the grass was good: they deemed that none might see —
Ah God in heaven! my eyes looked out of the hell in me,
...

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