Lincoln Monument: Washington Poem by Langston Hughes

Lincoln Monument: Washington

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Let's go see Old Abe
Sitting in the marble and the moonlight,
Sitting lonely in the marble and the moonlight,
Quiet for ten thousand centuries, old Abe.
Quiet for a million, million years.


And yet a voice forever
Against the
Timeless walls
Of time-
Old Abe.

Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek 27 February 2016

And yet a voice forever Against the Timeless walls Of time- Old Abe. Yes Abraham Lincoln will remain the voice forever against all injustice. A man who said his word and left but it is still there.

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Rajnish Manga 07 May 2016

Lincoln may have been carved in the marble but the great values he upheld and ideals he fought for will live for ever and cannot be petrified. So, the poem gives reason for Lincoln Museum to be there in Washington.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 November 2018

Such a great poem by Langston Hughes................

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Mahtab Bangalee 01 November 2018

Yes- the monument of Abraham Lincoln is Timeless walls of time ///

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Kumarmani Mahakul 01 November 2018

A great write on Lincoln. It is right that it has been selected as the poem of the day.

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Edward Kofi Louis 01 November 2018

To see old Abe! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 01 November 2018

A voice for Against the timeless walls of time Old Abe An awesome conceptualization.

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Glen Kappy 01 November 2018

I visited this monument in June. The eyes and hands of it are particularly life-like and well done. -GK

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Jayatissa K.Liyanage 01 November 2018

Just like time and space, which have no ends, edges and corners, AL's voice too have no ends, edges and corners. They are not time bound even. Brilliantly crafted poem. Congrats on your positioning. X

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Adrian Flett 01 November 2018

'And yet a voice forever' A voice echoing down the timeless walls.

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