Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review of "My Lady Is Compared to a Young Tree" by Vachel Lindsay

My Lady Is Compared to a Young Tree by Vachel Lindsay aka "The Prairie Troubadour," (1879 - 1931) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on April 28, 2013.  The Troubadour used some interesting metaphors in his attempt at a romantic poem.  I'm not sure this one would have earned him any smooches from his lady.  There are so many good ways to compare a lady to a young tree, including the opportunity to allude to several Greek myths about pretty ladies.  The Troubadour, however, calls his lady "democratic," describes her as "strong as death," and evokes "Judgment's trumpet."  He was not exactly a honey-dripper, was he?

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