Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | December 12, 2008

POEM OF THE DAY: The Leaden-Eyed

by Vachel Lindsay (1879 – 1931).

 

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.

Not that they starve; but starve so dreamlessly,

Not that they sow, but that they seldom reap,

Not that they serve, but have no gods to serve,

Not that they die, but that they die like sheep. 

 

Notes:

http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/lindsay/lindsay.htm

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ihas/poet/lindsay.html

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