Ella Wheeler Wilcox

(5 November 1850 - 30 October 1919 / Johnstown Center / Rock County / Wisconsin)

Dear Motherland Of France


DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF FRANCE

Our Motherland, dear Motherland,
The source of beauty and of Art,
Who but thy children understand
The love which permeates each heart!
We see, through rainbow-tints of tears,
Thy glory of a thousand years.
O country of the Great and Free,
We live for thee, we live for thee,
Dear Motherland of France.


O Motherland, both blithe and brave,
What magic lies in thy name-France!
Yet can thy radiant mien be grave,
And stern thy ever-smiling glance.
And when thy sons and daughters know
That enemies would lay thee low
And dim thy fame on land and sea,
We fight for thee, we fight for thee,
Dear Motherland of France.


Dear Motherland of joy and mirth,
Dear Motherland of faith divine,
A thousand years the wondering earth
Has seen thy star in splendour shine.
Still shall it see that star of France
Its splendour and its light enhance.
Dear Motherland, when it need be
We die for thee, we die for thee,
Dear Motherland of France.

Submitted: Friday, April 02, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Dear Motherland Of France by Ella Wheeler Wilcox )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

New Poems

  1. Life's a Ball, Alice Cordy
  2. 'Did I ever Exist? ', Ananta Madhavan
  3. Keep safe, hasmukh amathalal
  4. Sunshine, Hanh Chau
  5. The Power Of Prayer, Tom Zart
  6. Mini Pool Tournament, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  7. Tonight And Every Night, Michael McParland
  8. Ongoing Mental De-Evolution, michael walkerjohn
  9. Crossroads Of Destiny, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Spaces Of Intellect, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Compleyne ne koude, ne might myn herte never,
My peynes halve, ne what torment I have,
Though that I sholde in your presence ben ever,
Myn hertes lady, as wisly he me save
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. If, Rudyard Kipling
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. No Man Is An Island, John Donne
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  8. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  9. Alone, Maya Angelou
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]