Emma Lazarus

(22 July 1849 – 19 November 1887 / New York City / United States)

Emma Lazarus Poems

81. Long Island Sound 1/3/2003
82. Chopin 1/3/2003
83. Influence 1/3/2003
84. A June Night 4/16/2010
85. In The Jewish Synagogue At Newport 1/3/2003
86. Sympathy 1/3/2003
87. City Visions 1/3/2003
88. Assurance 1/3/2003
89. Marriage Bells 1/3/2003
90. Success 1/3/2003
91. 1492 1/3/2003
92. Life And Art 1/3/2003
93. Destiny 1/3/2003
94. Echoes 1/3/2003
95. The New Colossus 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Emma Lazarus

The New Colossus

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

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City Visions

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As the blind Milton's memory of light,
The deaf Beethoven's phantasy of tone,
Wroght joys for them surpassing all things known
In our restricted sphere of sound and sight,--
So while the glaring streets of brick and stone
Vix with heat, noise, and dust from morn till night,
I will give rein to Fancy, taking flight

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