The Poetry Corner

Vachel Lindsay


A Curse for Kings
A Dirge for a Righteous Kitten
A Net to Snare the Moonlight
A Prayer to All the Dead Among Mine Own People
A Rhyme about an Electrical Advertising Sign
Above the Battle's Front
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Aladdin and the Jinn
Alone in the Wind, on the Prairie
An Apology for the Bottle Volcanic
An Argument
An Explanation of the Grasshopper
An Indian Summer Day on the Prairie
At Mass
Beyond the Moon
Blanche Sweet - Moving-picture Actress
By the Spring, at Sunset
Caught in a Net
Concerning Emperors
Crickets on a Strike
Darling Daughter of Babylon
Drying their Wings
Eden in Winter
Epilogue. Under the Blessing of Your Psyche Wings
Epitaphs for Two Players
Factory Windows are always Broken
Foreign Missions in Battle Array
Galahad, Knight Who Perished
General William Booth Enters into Heaven
Ghosts in Love
He Climbs the Hill Where the Tree Grows
He Nears the Goal
Heart of God
Here's to the Mice!
Honor Among Scamps
How a Little Girl Danced
How a Little Girl Sang
How I Walked Alone in the Jungles of Heaven
How Samson Bore Away the Gates of Gaza
I Heard Immanuel Singing
I Went down into the Desert
In Memory of a Child
In Praise of Songs that Die
King Arthur's Men Have Come Again
Look You, I'll Go Pray
Love and Law
Mae Marsh, Motion Picture Actress
Mark Twain and Joan of Arc
My Lady in her White Silk Shawl
On Reading Omar Khayyam
On the Building of Springfield
On the Garden-wall
On the Road to Nowhere
Once More - To Gloriana
Our Guardian Angels and Their Children
Our Mother Pocahontas
Popcorn, Glass Balls, and Cranberries (As it were)
Prologue. A Sense of Humor
Queen Mab in the Village
Rhymes for Gloriana - I. The Doll upon the Topmost Bough
Rhymes for Gloriana - II. On Suddenly Receiving a Curl Long Refused
Rhymes for Gloriana - III. On Receiving One of Gloriana's Letters
Rhymes for Gloriana - IV. In Praise of Gloriana's Remarkable Golden Hair
Springfield Magical
St. Francis of Assisi
Star of My Heart
Sweet Briars of the Stairways
Sweethearts of the Year
The Alchemist's Petition
The Amaranth
The Angel and the Clown
The Bankrupt Peace Maker
The Beggar Speaks
The Beggar's Valentine
The Black Hawk War of the Artists
The Booker Washington Trilogy
The Broncho that Would Not Be Broken
The Chinese Nightingale - A Song in Chinese Tapestries
The City That Will Not Repent
The Congo
The Cornfields
The Dandelion
The Dangerous Little Boy Fairies
The Drunkard's Funeral
The Eagle that is Forgotten
The Empty Boats
The Encyclopaedia
The Fairy Bridal Hymn
The Firemen's Ball
The Flower of Mending
The Gamblers
The Ghosts of the Buffaloes
The Haughty Snail-king
The Hearth Eternal
The Hope of the Resurrection
The Illinois Village
The Indian Girl Tells the Hero Where to Go to Get the Laughing Bell
The Indian Girl Who Made Them (Comes after: The Tree of Laughing Bells, or The Wings of the Morning)
The Jingo and the Minstrel
The Journey Starts Swiftly
The King of Yellow Butterflies (A Poem Game.)
The Knight in Disguise
The Leaden-eyed
The Lion
The Master of the Dance
The Merciful Hand
The Moon is a Painter
The Moon's the North Wind's Cooky
The Mouse that gnawed the Oak-tree Down
The Mysterious Cat
The North Star Whispers to the Blacksmith's Son
The Old Horse in the City
The Perfect Marriage
The Potato's Dance
The Potatoes' Dance (A Poem Game.)
The Prairie Battlements
The Proud Farmer
The Queen of Bubbles
The Raft
The Santa Fe Trail (A Humoresque)
The Scissors-grinder
The Song of the Garden-Toad
The Sorceress!
The Soul of the City Receives the Gift of the Holy Spirit
The Spice-tree
The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly
The Strength of the Lonely
The Sun Says his Prayers
The Tale of the Tiger Tree
The Trap
The Traveller-heart
The Tree of Laughing Bells, or The Wings of the Morning
The Unpardonable Sin
The Wedding of the Rose and the Lotos
The Wizard in the Street
This Section is a Christmas Tree
This, My Song, Is Made for Kerensky
To Buddha
To Jane Addams at the Hague
To Lady Jane
To Mary Pickford - Moving-picture Actress
To Reformers in Despair
To the United States Senate
Two Old Crows
Upon Returning to the Country Road
We Meet At The Judgment And I Fear It Not
What Grandpa Mouse Said
What Semiramis Said
What the Coal-heaver Said
What the Forester Said
What the Ghost of the Gambler Said
What the Gray-winged Fairy Said
What the Hyena Said
What the Miner in the Desert Said
What the Moon Saw
What the Rattlesnake Said
What the Scare-crow Said
What the Snow Man Said
When Bryan Speaks
When Gassy Thompson Struck it Rich
Where is David, the Next King of Israel?
Where Is the Real Non-resistant?
Who Knows?
Why I Voted the Socialist Ticket
With a Bouquet of Twelve Roses
Written for a Musician
Yankee Doodle
Yet Gentle will the Griffin Be