Bend In The Branch

The personal opinions of one among many.

Thursday, January 06, 2005

A Light in Times of Darkness

..."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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus, New York City, 1883

Words that are as true today as they were when written.


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