Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Great Regulars: "Give me your tired, your poor/

Your huddled masses, yearning to be free . . ." Most people who can quote those lines would also know they had been engraved on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty. But they might not necessarily know the rest of the poem, nor the name of its author. Celebrating the spirit of republicanism, The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus is this week's post-jubilee-jamboree choice.

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus


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