Emma Lazarus

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

Echoes

Poem by Emma Lazarus

Late-born and woman-souled I dare not hope,
The freshness of the elder lays, the might
Of manly, modern passion shall alight
Upon my Muse's lips, nor may I cope
(Who veiled and screened by womanhood must grope)
With the world's strong-armed warriors and recite
The dangers, wounds, and triumphs of the fight;
Twanging the full-stringed lyre through all its scope.
But if thou ever in some lake-floored cave
O'erbrowed by rocks, a wild voice wooed and heard,
Answering at once from heaven and earth and wave,
Lending elf-music to thy harshest word,
Misprize thou not these echoes that belong
To one in love with solitude and song.


Comments about Echoes by Emma Lazarus

  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (2/5/2017 10:54:00 PM)

    Thanks for sharing........(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/5/2017 6:43:00 AM)

    the echos that belong
    to one in love with solitude and song.
    Beautiful and lovely expression. Thanks for sharing it here.(Report)Reply

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  • Tom Allport (2/5/2017 4:06:00 AM)

    a thoughtful write with hope?(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/5/2017 3:04:00 AM)

    Modern passion. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (2/5/2017 2:49:00 AM)

    Echoes is a very nice poem, meaningful and full of wisdom(Report)Reply

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  • Muzahidul RezaMuzahidul Reza (2/5/2017 2:48:00 AM)

    Echoes nice poem, meaningful and full of wisdom(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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