Archibald MacLeish

(7 May 1892 – 20 April 1982 / Glencoe, Illinois)

Liberty


When liberty is headlong girl
And runs her roads and wends her ways
Liberty will shriek and whirl
Her showery torch to see it blaze.


When liberty is wedded wife
And keeps the barn and counts the byre
Liberty amends her life.
She drowns her torch for fear of fire.

Submitted: Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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