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Conscientious Deacon

Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931)

1. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by ADM
2. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by ALP
3. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by AS
4. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by CS
5. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by DL
6. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by EEP
7. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by JCM
8. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by JM
9. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by LAH
10. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by LLW
11. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by PM
12. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by RG
13. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by RN
14. The Conscientious Deacon - Read by VG

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Summary

LibriVox volunteers bring you 14 recordings of The Conscientious Deacon by Vachel Lindsay. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 5th, 2013.Vachel Lindsay described this poem as "a song to be syncopated as you please". According to Wikipedia he is considered the father of modern singing poetry (as he referred to it) in which verses are meant to be sung or chanted. His extensive correspondence with the poet Yeats details his intentions to revive the musical qualities in poetry as had been practised by the ancient Greeks. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)