Difference between revisions of "The New Colossus"

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(top: Spelling/Grammar Check & Cleanup)
(top: Spelling, Grammar, and General Cleanup, typos fixed: world-wide → worldwide)
Line 13: Line 13:
 
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
 
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
  
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
+
Glows worldwide welcome; her mild eyes command
  
 
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
 
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

Revision as of 21:49, 24 April 2017

The New Colossus is a poem written in 1883 by Emma Lazarus. It is engraved on a plaque at the Statue of Liberty. The complete text is as follows:

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows worldwide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she

With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"