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Vachel Lindsay

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931) 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.

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1911 to 1914, Teasdale was courted by several men, including poet Vachel Lindsay, who was absolutely in love with her but did not feel that he could provide enough money or stability to keep her ... She rekindled her friendship with Vachel Lindsay, who was by this time married with children ... Her friend Vachel Lindsay had committed suicide two years earlier ...
Vachel Lindsay House
... Vachel Lindsay House was the birthplace and home of poet Vachel Lindsay ... a historic house museum and offers tours of the home that emphasize Vachel Lindsay's poetry and art ...

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    Did you ever hear of a thing like that?
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    Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)

    Fat black bucks in a wine-barrel room,
    Barrel-house kings, with feet unstable,
    Sagged and reeled and pounded on the table,
    Pounded on the table,
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    Hard as they were able,
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