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Comment 5 of 5, added on March 2nd, 2011 at 3:19 PM.
the dancing bronco

One of the greatest poems I ever read, the felicitous lyrics took my mind
on mental flights and left me perched on the wings of its words" /o bronco
that would not be broken of dancing [MAY YOUR SPIRIT ]live in me Charles
Daniel Coleman

charles coleman from United States
Comment 4 of 5, added on April 19th, 2009 at 10:04 PM.

I first read this poem when I was in the 8th grade, which was many years
ago. It was the first poem that made me cry, and it still can. The degree
of emotion this poem stirs in me is unmatched by many others. Need I add
that I'm an ardent animal rights supporter? This poem undoubtedly sowed
those seeds.

Sylvia Pesek from United States
Comment 3 of 5, added on March 15th, 2006 at 6:21 PM.

i had to read this at school and it sucked!!!!!!!!!!

who would read this and like it?!?!?!?!

harley moore from United States
Comment 2 of 5, added on November 26th, 2005 at 11:04 AM.

I love the symbolism in this poem. We are all broncos sent to be broken.
We were all children once, natural and genuine. We are to be taught our
place in society. We are taught to conform, to give up our true selves in
order to be accepted and loved. The Bronco loved himself and was true to
himself despite the cost. He is a sort of Christ figure who is brutally
killed by those in power who are blind to his sacredness and courage.

M ary Ellen from United States
Comment 1 of 5, added on September 28th, 2005 at 8:56 AM.

I first read four lines from this poem, "The butterflies there in the bush
were romancing,
The smell of the grass caught your soul in a trance,
So why be a-fearing the spurs and the traces,
O broncho that would not be broken of dancing?"

About 18 years ago in an advertisement for a stallion in a horse magazine,
I came across these lines. They have never left my consciousness.

As a lifetime owner of horses, nothing has touched me like these lines, and
it was wonderful to at last, find this website and the rest of this epic
poem. I am very grateful for that, and look forward to reading all of the
poems posted. Thank you!



Pam OConnell from United States

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
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Added: Jun 15 2005
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