The Congo and Other Poems

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Author: Vachel Lindsay

I Went Down Into the Desert

I went down into the desert
To meet Elijah —
Arisen from the dead.
I thought to find him in an echoing cave;
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I went down into the desert
To meet John the Baptist.
I walked with feet that bled,
Seeking that prophet lean and brown and bold.
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I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
By him be comforted.
I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
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I went down into the desert
To meet my God.
O, Lord my God, awaken from the dead!
I see you there, your thorn-crown on the ground,
I see you there, half-buried in the sand.
I see you there, your white bones glistening, bare,
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Chicago: Vachel Lindsay, "I Went Down Into the Desert," The Congo and Other Poems, ed. Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962- in The Congo and Other Poems (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed August 22, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWAPEBXBJ63SF8S.

MLA: Lindsay, Vachel. "I Went Down Into the Desert." The Congo and Other Poems, edited by Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962-, in The Congo and Other Poems, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 22 Aug. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWAPEBXBJ63SF8S.

Harvard: Lindsay, V, 'I Went Down Into the Desert' in The Congo and Other Poems, ed. . cited in 1850, The Congo and Other Poems, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 August 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PWAPEBXBJ63SF8S.