Vachel Lindsay Quotes (17 quotes)
“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.”
The poetry of Vachel Lindsay: complete & with Lindsay's drawings (1984 edition), Spoon River Poetry Pr
Selected poems (1963 edition)
“A bronzed, lank man! His suit of ancient black, A famous high top-hat and plain worn shawl Make him the quaint figure that men love, The prairie-lawyer, master of us all.”
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight l. 9 (1914)
“It breaks his heart that men 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?”
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight l. 29 (1914)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsVachel Lindsay
Born: November 10, 1879
Died: December 5, 1931 (aged 52)
Bio: Nicholas Vachel Lindsay was an American poet. He is considered the father of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive correspondence with the poet Yeats details his intentions to revive the musical qualities in poetry as had been practiced by the ancient Greeks.