Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929 / United States)
''O beautiful for heroes provedKatharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 17-20). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life!''
''O beautiful for spacious skies,Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!''
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The first faint dawn was flushing up the skies
When, dreamland still bewildering mine eyes,
I looked out to the oak that, winter-long,
-- a winter wild with war and woe and wrong --
Beyond my casement had been void of song.
And lo! with golden buds the twigs were set,
Live buds that warbled like a rivulet
Beneath a veil of willows. Then I knew