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Crickets On A Strike

Vachel Lindsay 1879 (Springfield) – 1931 (Springfield)



The foolish queen of fairyland
From her milk-white throne in a lily-bell,
Gave command to her cricket-band
To play for her when the dew-drops fell.

But the cold dew spoiled their instruments
And they play for the foolish queen no more.
Instead those sturdy malcontents
Play sharps and flats in my kitchen floor.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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