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Poem by Vachel Lindsay

An Indian Summer Day on the Prarie


THE sun is a huntress young, 
The sun is a red, red joy, 
The sun is an indian girl, 
Of the tribe of the Illinois.


The sun is a smouldering fire, 
That creeps through the high gray plain, 
And leaves not a bush of cloud 
To blossom with flowers of rain.


The sun is a wounded deer, 
That treads pale grass in the skies, 
Shaking his golden horns, 
Flashing his baleful eyes.


The sun is an eagle old, 
There in the windless west. 
Atop of the spirit-cliffs 
He builds him a crimson nest.

Vachel Lindsay

Poem Theme: Indian Summer

Vachel Lindsay's other poems:
  1. Our Mother Pocahontas
  2. What the Sexton Said
  3. The Drunkards in the Street
  4. To Reformers in Despair
  5. The Fairy Bridal-Hymn

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