Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

Katharine Lee Bates Poems

81. His Bit 4/16/2010
82. Apollo Laughs 4/16/2010
83. Babushka 4/16/2010
84. A Song Of Riches 4/16/2010
85. Children Of The War 4/16/2010
86. George Macdonald 4/16/2010
87. Graves At Christiania 4/16/2010
88. Beyond 4/16/2010
89. At Stonehenge 4/16/2010
90. A Mountain Storm 4/16/2010
91. Freedom's Battle-Song 4/16/2010
92. Don'T You See? 4/16/2010
93. England To America 12/31/2002
94. America To England 12/31/2002
95. Fodder For Cannon 12/31/2002
96. Blood Road 12/31/2002
97. Glory 12/31/2002
98. If You Could Come 12/31/2002
99. Eavesdropping 4/16/2010
100. Above The Battle 12/31/2002
101. America The Beautiful 5/8/2001
Best Poem of Katharine Lee Bates

America The Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed His grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet,
Whose stern, impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!


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Yellow Warblers

The first faint dawn was flushing up the skies
When, dreamland still bewildering mine eyes,
I looked out to the oak that, winter-long,
-- a winter wild with war and woe and wrong --
Beyond my casement had been void of song.

And lo! with golden buds the twigs were set,
Live buds that warbled like a rivulet
Beneath a veil of willows. Then I knew

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