General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Other Poems

General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Other Poems

by Vachel Lindsay

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General William Booth Enters into Heaven and Other Poems by Vachel Lindsay

In 1913, after several years of tramping about the country and writing poetry, Lindsay published "General William Booth Enters into Heaven," in the fourth issue of Poetry. The poem, a tribute to the founder of the Salvation Army, brought him instant fame.

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ISBN-13: 9781514786857
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

About the Author

Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (1879 - 1931) was an American poet. He is considered a founder of modern singing poetry, as he referred to it, in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. Growing up in Springfield influenced Lindsay in other ways, as evidenced in such poems as "On the Building of Springfield" and culminating in poems praising Springfield's most famous resident, Abraham Lincoln. In "Lincoln", Lindsay exclaims, "Would I might rouse the Lincoln in you all!" In his 1914 poem "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (In Springfield, Illinois)", Lindsay specifically places Lincoln in Springfield, with the poem's opening:
It is portentous, and a thing of state
That here at midnight, in our little town
A mourning figure walks, and will not rest...

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