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Poem by Vachel Lindsay


Would that in body and spirit Shakespeare came 
Visible emperor of the deeds of Time, 
With Justice still the genius of his rhyme, 
Giving each man his due, each passion grace, 
Impartial as the rain from Heavens face 
Or sunshine from the heaven-enthroned sun. 
Sweet Swan of Avon, come to us again. 
Teach us to write, and writing, to be men.

Vachel Lindsay

Vachel Lindsay's other poems:
  1. The Strength of the Lonely
  2. The Jingo and the Minstrel
  3. The City That Will Not Repent
  4. The Beggars Valentine
  5. Yet Gentle Will the Griffin Be

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Matthew Arnold Shakespeare ("Others abide our question. Thou art free")
  • Robert Herrick Shakespeare ("THOU soft-flowing Avon, by thy silver stream")
  • Thomas Gent Shakespeare ("While o'er this pageant of sublunar things")
  • Henry Longfellow Shakespeare ("A vision as of crowded city streets")

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