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Posted on 2008.28.05 at 12:23
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I can't believe I didn't list this in the quotes meme. I was going to, really. I love it a lot.


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 homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

--The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus, engraved on a plaque mounted over the entrance to the Statue of Liberty.

Comments:


Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2008-05-28 19:08 (UTC) ()
That's so gorgeous.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-29 02:25 (UTC) ()
I want most of the last five lines on a T-shirt. Maybe I'll get one for Lou Dobbs while I'm at it. ;)
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2008-05-29 13:06 (UTC) ()
Maybe I'll get one for Lou Dobbs while I'm at it. ;)

LOL! He could use it!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-29 13:31 (UTC) ()
Not that he'd wear it, of course.
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2008-05-29 13:33 (UTC) ()
But maybe, at least, he'd read it. He might learn something.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-29 13:36 (UTC) ()
Indeed. Although you'd think that as big of a patriot he is, he'd already have read it. :/
Amy H. Sturgis
eldritchhobbit at 2008-05-29 13:37 (UTC) ()
Excellent point!
Isaac
mr_t00by at 2008-05-28 19:22 (UTC) ()
Call me!
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2008-05-29 02:27 (UTC) ()
Niiice. You only read my LJ when you need to talk to me. And I'm all informative and interesting and stuff. Wah.

And? You could make a post yourself now and again, 'cause people want to know what you're up to. Or I could make embarrassing stuff up instead. Not that I'd do that, of course. :D
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