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General William Booth Enters into Heaven

and other poems

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Author: Vachel Lindsay
Published: 1913
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 727
mnybks.net#: 4433
Genre: Poetry
Excerpt

hrong knelt down.
He saw King Jesus. They were face to face,
And he knelt a-weeping in that holy place.
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

The Drunkards in the Street

The Drunkards in the street are calling one another,
Heeding not the night-wind, great of heart and gay, --
Publicans and wantons --
Calling, laughing, calling,
While the Spirit bloweth Space and Time away.

Why should I feel the sobbing, the secrecy, the glory,
This comforter, this fitful wind divine?
I the cautious Pharisee, the scribe, the whited sepulchre -- I have no right to God, he is not mine.


Within their gutters, drunkards dream of Hell.
I say my prayers by my white bed to-night,
With the arms of God about me, with the angels singing, singing Until the grayness of my soul grows white.

The City That Will Not Repent

Climbing the heights of Berkeley
Nightly I watch the West.
There lies new San Francisco,
Sea-maid in purple dressed,<

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