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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Lohengrin: Proem

  Lohengrin: Proem THE alert and valiant faith that could respond, Upon life’s threshold, to the highest call, Unquestioning of what might lie beyond,— Courage afield and courtesy in hall, And sweet, unbroken patience therewithal, And simple loyalty,— can these ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Lohengrin

  Lohengrin THE holy bell, untouched by human hands, Clanged suddenly, and tolled with solemn knell. Between the massive, blazoned temple-doors, Thrown wide, to let the summer morning in, Sir Lohengrin, the youngest of the knights, Had paused to taste ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Links

  Links The little and the great are joined in one By God’s great force. The wondrous golden sun Is linked unto the glow-worm’s tiny spark; The eagle soars to heaven in his flight; And in those realms of space, ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Influence

  Influence The fervent, pale-faced Mother ere she sleep, Looks out upon the zigzag-lighted square, The beautiful bare trees, the blue night-air, The revelation of the star-strewn deep, World above world, and heaven over heaven. Between the tree-tops and the ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: In Memoriam

  In Memoriam O FRIEND who passed away while flowers died, Now that the land bursts into bloom again, With vivid blossoms o’er the landscape wide, Purple and white ‘mongst, grasses golden-eyed, In beauteous resurrection o’er the plain,— My thoughts ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: In Exile

  In Exile Twilight is here, soft breezes bow the grass, Day’s sounds of various toil break slowly off, The yoke-freed oxen low, the patient ass Dips his dry nostril in the cool, deep trough. Up from the prairie the ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Idyl

  Idyl The swallows made twitter incessant, The thrushes were wild with their mirth. The ways and the woods were made pleasant, And the flowering nooks of the earth. And the sunshine sufficed to rejoice me, And the air was ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: How Long?

  How Long? How long, and yet how long, Our leaders will we hail from over seas, Master and kings from feudal monarchies, And mock their ancient song With echoes weak of foreign melodies? That distant isle mist-wreathed, Mantled in ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Heroes

  Heroes In rich Virginian woods, The scarlet creeper reddens over graves, Among the solemn trees enlooped with vines; Heroic spirits haunt the solitudes,- The noble souls of half a million braves, Amid the murmurous pines. Ah! who is left ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Gifts

  Gifts ‘O World-God, give me Wealth!’ the Egyptian cried. His prayer was granted. High as heaven, behold Palace and Pyramid; the brimming tide Of lavish Nile washed all his land with gold. Armies of slaves toiled ant-wise at his ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Fra Pedro

  Fra Pedro   Golden lights and lengthening shadows, Flings the splendid sun declining, O’er the monastery garden Rich in flower, fruit and foliage. Through the avenue of nut trees, Pace two grave and ghostly friars, Snowy white their gowns ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Fog

  Fog Light silken curtain, colorless and soft, Dreamlike before me floating! what abides Behind thy pearly veil’s Opaque, mysterious woof? Where sleek red kine, and dappled, crunch day-long Thick, luscious blades and purple clover-heads, Nigh me I still can ...

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A poem by Emma Lazarus: Exultation

  Exultation BEHOLD, I walked abroad at early morning, The fields of June were bathed in dew and lustre, The hills were clad with light as with a garment. The inexpressible auroral freshness, The grave, immutable, aerial heavens, The transient ...

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