poet Joseph Rodman Drake

Joseph Rodman Drake

Comments about Joseph Rodman Drake

  • Dobbin.Estelle (2/11/2020 12:10:00 PM)

    3224 Longmeadow Ave

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.

Lines To A Lady

YES! heaven protect thee, thou gem of the ocean;
Dear land of my sires, though distant thy shores;
Ere my heart cease to love thee, its latest emotion,
The last dying throbs of its pulse must be o'er.

And dark were the bosom, and cold and unfeeling,
That tamely could listen unmoved at the call,
When woman, the warm soul of melody stealing,
Laments for her country and sighs o'er its fall.