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Analysis and comments on Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight by Vachel Lindsay

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Comment 7 of 513, added on August 17th, 2010 at 1:42 PM.
hearing Vachel Lincsay recite his poems

When I was a student at Springfield High School (1929-1933) and was known
as Louise Bartels, I was privileged to hear Vachel Lincsay recite some of
his poems in a school assembly. His recital of his "Congo" sent shivers
down my back. His recital of "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" gave
insight
into the melancholy side of Lincoln's life.

I was also privileged to have Vachel Lindsay's friend and mentor, Miss
Susan Wilcox, as a teacher of English classses. Iam grateful for all of
that.

Barbara Hixon from United States
Comment 6 of 513, added on October 1st, 2009 at 11:10 AM.

I believe the first line should read "It is portentous..."

Rod Julson from United States
Comment 5 of 513, added on May 8th, 2008 at 9:39 PM.

A stirring and timeless poem. The Capitol building in Charleston, WV has a
beautiful bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln inspired this poem. The good
people of WV are closely linked to Mr. Lincoln, as he signed the document
that allowed them to separate from the pro-slavery types in the eastern
half of the state. If you love the poem, see the statue.

Sandi Weld from United States
Comment 4 of 513, added on January 6th, 2006 at 3:10 PM.

The description of Lincoln was apparently taken from William H. Herndon's
"Life of Lincoln." The shawl-wrapped Lincoln "stalks" right out of the
last chapter of Herndon's must-read biography.

Larry Stevens from United States

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
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