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Vachel Lindsay - To Mary Pickford

MOVING-PICTURE ACTRESS

(On hearing she was leaving the moving-pictures for the stage.)


Mary Pickford, doll divine,
Year by year, and every day
At the movmg-picture play,
You have been my valentine.

Once a free-limbed page in hose,
Baby-Rosalind in flower,
Cloakless, shrinking, in that hour
How our reverent passion rose,
How our fine desire you won.
Kitchen-wench another day,
Shapeless, wooden every way.
Next, a fairy from the sun.

Once you walked a grown-up strand
Fish-wife siren, full of lure,
Snaring with devices sure
Lads who murdered on the sand.
But on most days just a child
Dimpled as no grown-folk are,
Cold of kiss as some north star,
Violet from the valleys wild.
Snared as innocence must be,
Fleeing, prisoned, chained, half-deadó
At the end of tortures dread
Roaring Cowboys set you free.

Fly, O song, to her to-day, 
Like a cowboy cross the land. 
Snatch her from Belasco's hand 
And that prison called Broadway. 

All the village swains await
One dear lily-girl demure,
Saucy, dancing, cold and pure, 
Elf who must return in state. 


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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: To Mary Pickford
Poem of the Day: Dec 6 2011

Comment 1 of 1, added on February 12th, 2012 at 12:30 PM.
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cUbWNa Sorry for the off-topic, could you tell where I can get such a nice pattern for my blog ?!....

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