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Vachel Lindsay - On The Garden Wall

Oh, once I walked a garden 
In dreams. 'Twas yellow grass. 
And many orange-trees grew there 
In sand as white as glass. 
The curving, wide wall-border 
Was marble, like the snow. 
I walked that wall a fairy-prince 
And, pacing quaint and slow, 
Beside me were my pages, 
Two giant, friendly birds. 
Half swan they were, half peacock. 
They spake in courtier-words. 
Their inner wings a charriot, 
Their outer wings for flight, 
They lifted me from dreamland. 
We bade those trees good-night. 
Swiftly above the stars we rode. 
I looked below me soon. 
The white-walled garden I had ruled 
Was one lone flower—the moon.

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: On The Garden Wall
Poem of the Day: Nov 20 2005

Comment 3 of 3, added on April 11th, 2014 at 8:44 PM.
The mystery of Vache

The mystery of Vachel Lindsay One of the most vlsibie poets in America Consider the father of the Beats Nearly forgotten I didn’t recognize the name Vachel Lindsaya0 a0More . . .

Udoh from Georgia, Republic of
Comment 2 of 3, added on January 17th, 2012 at 6:28 AM.


PARTH SHAH from India
Comment 1 of 3, added on December 20th, 2005 at 7:06 AM.

This is a very good poem.

Hannah Radler from United States

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