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Conscientious Deacon

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"Conscientious Deacon" by Vachel Lindsay follows the story of a devoted church deacon who faces inner conflict when confronted with the harsh realities of life outside of his sheltered community. The author's vivid descriptions and poetic language bring to life the struggles and triumphs of the deacon as he navigates his faith and conscience in a world filled with temptation and sin.

Lindsay's character development is exceptional, as he delves deep into the deacon's psyche, showing his inner turmoil and ultimate transformation. The themes of duty, morality, and redemption are beautifully woven throughout the narrative, creating a thought-provoking and emotionally resonant story.

Overall, "Conscientious Deacon" is a captivating and profound read that will leave readers contemplating the complexities of faith and the human experience. Lindsay's lyrical prose and nuanced storytelling make this novel a truly unforgettable journey.

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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)

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