Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

(27 February 1807 – 24 March 1882 / Portland, Maine)

O Ship Of State - Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Thou, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
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  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/10/2016 3:35:00 AM)

    The first five lines of this vibrantly nationalistic poem were used exceedingly effectively by Winston Churchill in the battle against Nazi Germany. It does not ring so true in what we like to believe are multicultural times, but it may well come back into its own as the backlash grows in Europe.
    Whatever your politics the rhythm and beat is superb. (Report) Reply

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