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Yearning to breath free

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
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Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch,
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whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.
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From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome;
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her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
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“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips.
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“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
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Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
~ Emma Lazarus

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Happy 4th of July from the melodious garden.

(Photos: Colorado, Zion National Park, Niagara Falls and The Grand Canyon)

 

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