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The Crowing Of The Red Cock by Emma Lazarus

The Crowing Of The Red Cock by Emma Lazarus

Across the Eastern sky has glowed The flicker of a blood-red dawn, Once more the clarion cock has crowed, Once more the sword of Christ is drawn. A million burning rooftrees ...

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Tannhauser by Emma Lazarus

Tannhauser by Emma Lazarus

The Landgrave Hermann held a gathering Of minstrels, minnesingers, troubadours, At Wartburg in his palace, and the knight, Sir Tannhauser of France, the greatest bard, ...

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St Michael’s Chapel by Emma Lazarus

St Michael’s Chapel by Emma Lazarus

When the vexed hubbub of our world of gain Roars round about me as I walk the street, The myriad noise of Traffic, and the beat Of Toil's incessant hammer, the fierce strain ...

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Orpheus by Emma Lazarus

Orpheus by Emma Lazarus

ORPHEUS. LAUGHTER and dance, and sounds of harp and lyre, Piping of flutes, singing of festal songs, Ribbons of flame from flaunting torches, dulled By the broad summer ...

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In The Jewish Synagogue At Newport by Emma Lazarus

In The Jewish Synagogue At Newport by Emma Lazarus

Here, where the noises of the busy town, The ocean's plunge and roar can enter not, We stand and gaze around with tearful awe, And muse upon the consecrated spot. No signs ...

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From One Augur To Another by Emma Lazarus

From One Augur To Another by Emma Lazarus

So, Calchas, on the sacred Palatine, You thought of Mopsus, and o'er wastes of sea A flower brought your message. I divine (Through my deep art) the kindly mockery That played ...

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Chopin by Emma Lazarus

Chopin by Emma Lazarus

IA dream of interlinking hands, of feet Tireless to spin the unseen, fairy woof Of the entangling waltz. Bright eyebeams meet, Gay laughter echoes from the vaulted roof. Warm ...

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Influence by Emma Lazarus

Influence by Emma Lazarus

The fervent, pale-faced Mother ere she sleep, Looks out upon the zigzag-lighted square, The beautiful bare trees, the blue night-air, The revelation of the star-strewn deep, World ...

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Marriage Bells by Emma Lazarus

Marriage Bells by Emma Lazarus

Music and silver chimes and sunlit air, Freighted with the scent of honeyed orange-flower; Glad, friendly festal faces everywhere. She, rapt from all in this unearthly hour, With ...

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City Visions by Emma Lazarus

City Visions by Emma Lazarus

IAs the blind Milton's memory of light, The deaf Beethoven's phantasy of tone, Wroght joys for them surpassing all things known In our restricted sphere of sound and sight,-- So ...

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1492 by Emma Lazarus

1492 by Emma Lazarus

Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate, Didst weep when Spain cast forth with flaming sword, The children of the prophets of the Lord, Prince, priest, and people, spurned ...

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Echoes by Emma Lazarus

Echoes 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 ...

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Assurance by Emma Lazarus

Assurance by Emma Lazarus

Last night I slept, and when I woke her kiss Still floated on my lips. For we had strayed Together in my dream, through some dim glade, Where the shy moonbeams scarce dared light ...

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Long Island Sound by Emma Lazarus

Long Island Sound by Emma Lazarus

I see it as it looked one afternoon In August,-by a fresh soft breeze o'erblown. The swiftness of the tide, the light thereon, A far-off sail, white as a crescent moon. The ...

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The New Ezekiel by Emma Lazarus

The New Ezekiel by Emma Lazarus

What, can these dead bones live, whose sap is dried By twenty scorching centuries of wrong? Is this the House of Israel, whose pride Is as a tale that's told, an ancient song? Are ...

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Age And Death by Emma Lazarus

Age And Death by Emma Lazarus

Come closer, kind, white, long-familiar friend,Embrace me, fold me to thy broad, soft breast.Life has grown strange and cold, but thou dost bendMild eyes of blessing wooing to my ...

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Links by Emma Lazarus

Links by Emma Lazarus

The little and the great are joined in oneBy God's great force. The wondrous golden sunIs linked unto the glow-worm's tiny spark;The eagle soars to heaven in his flight;And in ...

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Don Pedrillo by Emma Lazarus

Don Pedrillo by Emma Lazarus

Not a lad in SaragossaNobler-featured, haughtier-tempered,Than the Alcalde's youthful grandson,Donna Clara's boy Pedrillo.Handsome as the Prince of Evil,And devout as St. ...

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Florence Nightingale by Emma Lazarus

Florence Nightingale by Emma Lazarus

UPON the whitewashed wallsA woman's shadow falls,A woman walketh o'er the darksome floors. A soft, angelic smileLighteth her face the while,In passing through the dismal ...

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Sympathy by Emma Lazarus

Sympathy by Emma Lazarus

Therefore I dare reveal my private woe, The secret blots of my imperfect heart, Nor strive to shrink or swell mine own desert, Nor beautify nor hide. For this I know, That even as ...

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The Cranes Of Ibicus by Emma Lazarus

The Cranes Of Ibicus by Emma Lazarus

Here was a man who watched the river flow Past the huge town, one gray November day.Round him in narrow high-piled streets at playThe boys made merry as they saw him go,Murmuring ...

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A June Night by Emma Lazarus

A June Night by Emma Lazarus

Ten o'clock: the broken moonHangs not yet a half hour high,Yellow as a shield of brass,In the dewy air of June,Poised between the vaulted skyAnd the ocean's liquid glass.Earth ...

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Critic And Poet: An Epilogue by Emma Lazarus

Critic And Poet: An Epilogue by Emma Lazarus

("Poetry must be simple, sensuous, or impassioned; this man is neither simple, sensuous, nor impassioned; therefore he is not a poet")No man had ever heard a nightingale, When ...

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Life And Art by Emma Lazarus

Life And Art by Emma Lazarus

Not while the fever of the blood is strong, The heart throbs loud, the eyes are veiled, no less With passion than with tears, the Muse shall bless The poet-sould to help and ...

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Symphonic Studies (After Schumann) by Emma Lazarus

Symphonic Studies (After Schumann) by Emma Lazarus

Prelude Blue storm-clouds in hot heavens of mid-July Hung heavy, brooding over land and sea: Our hearts, a-tremble, throbbed in harmony With the wild, restless tone of air and ...

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Success by Emma Lazarus

Success by Emma Lazarus

Oft have I brooded on defeat and pain, The pathos of the stupid, stumbling throng. These I ignore to-day and only long To pour my soul forth in one trumpet strain, One clear, ...

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Fog by Emma Lazarus

Fog by Emma Lazarus

Light silken curtain, colorless and soft,Dreamlike before me floating! what abidesBehind thy pearly veil'sOpaque, mysterious woof?Where sleek red kine, and dappled, crunch ...

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Lohengrin: Proem by Emma Lazarus

Lohengrin: Proem by Emma Lazarus

THE alert and valiant faith that could respond,Upon life's threshold, to the highest call,Unquestioning of what might lie beyond,—Courage afield and courtesy in hall,And sweet, ...

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Fra Pedro by Emma Lazarus

Fra Pedro by Emma Lazarus

Golden lights and lengthening shadows,Flings the splendid sun declining,O'er the monastery gardenRich in flower, fruit and foliage.Through the avenue of nut trees,Pace two grave ...

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In Memoriam by Emma Lazarus

In Memoriam by Emma Lazarus

O FRIEND who passed away while flowers died,Now that the land bursts into bloom again,With vivid blossoms o'er the landscape wide,Purple and white 'mongst, grasses golden-eyed,In ...

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Spring Star by Emma Lazarus

Spring Star by Emma Lazarus

I.Over the lamp-lit street,Trodden by hurrying feet,Where mostly pulse and beatLife's throbbing veins,See where the April star,Blue-bright as sapphires are,Hangs in deep heavens ...

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An Epistle by Emma Lazarus

An Epistle by Emma Lazarus

I.Master and Sage, greetings and health to thee,From thy most meek disciple! Deign once moreEndure me at thy feet, enlighten me,As when upon my boyish head of yore,Midst the rapt ...

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Admetus: To My Friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson by Emma Lazarus

Admetus: To My Friend, Ralph Waldo Emerson by Emma Lazarus

He who could beard the lion in his lair,To bind him for a girl, and tame the boar,And drive these beasts before his chariot,Might wed Alcestis. For her low brows' sake,Her hairs' ...

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Sic Semper Liberatoribus! by Emma Lazarus

Sic Semper Liberatoribus! by Emma Lazarus

As one who feels the breathless nightmare gripHis heart-strings, and through visioned horrors fares,Now on a thin-ledged chasm's rock-crumbling lip,Now on a tottering pinnacle ...

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The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs ...

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A Masque Of Venice by Emma Lazarus

A Masque Of Venice by Emma Lazarus

(A Dream.)Not a stain,In the sun-brimmed sapphire cup that is the sky-Not a ripple on the black translucent laneOf the palace-walled lagoon.Not a cryAs the gondoliers with velvet ...

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In Memoriam—rev. J. J. Lyons by Emma Lazarus

In Memoriam—rev. J. J. Lyons by Emma Lazarus

ROSH-HASHANAH, 5638.The golden harvest-tide is here, the cornBows its proud tops beneath the reaper's hand.Ripe orchards' plenteous yields enrich the land;Bring the first fruits ...

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To R.W.E. by Emma Lazarus

To R.W.E. by Emma Lazarus

As when a father dies, his children draw About the empty hearth, their loss to cheat With uttered praise & love, & oft repeat His all-familiar words with whispered awe. The ...

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The Guardian Of The Red Disk by Emma Lazarus

The Guardian Of The Red Disk by Emma Lazarus

Spoken by a Citizen of Malta-1300.A curious title held in high repute,One among many honors, thickly strewnOn my lord Bishop's head, his grace of Malta.Nobly he bears them ...

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Raschi In Prague by Emma Lazarus

Raschi In Prague by Emma Lazarus

Raschi of Troyes, the Moon of Israel,The authoritative Talmudist, returnedFrom his wide wanderings under many skies,To all the synagogues of the Orient,Through Spain and Italy, ...

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Venus Of The Louvre by Emma Lazarus

Venus Of The Louvre by Emma Lazarus

Down the long hall she glistens like a star, The foam-born mother of Love, transfixed to stone, Yet none the less immortal, breathing on. Time's brutal hand hath maimed but could ...

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Youth And Death by Emma Lazarus

Youth And Death by Emma Lazarus

What hast thou done to this dear friend of mine,Thou cold, white, silent Stranger? From my handHer clasped hand slips to meet the grasp of thine;Here eyes that flamed with love, ...

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Exultation by Emma Lazarus

Exultation by Emma Lazarus

BEHOLD, I walked abroad at early morning,The fields of June were bathed in dew and lustre,The hills were clad with light as with a garment.The inexpressible auroral freshness,The ...

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The Taming Of The Falcon by Emma Lazarus

The Taming Of The Falcon by Emma Lazarus

The bird sits spelled upon the lithe brown wrist Of yonder turbaned fowler, who had lamed No feather limb, but the winged spirit tamed With his compelling eye. He need not trust ...

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Autumn Sadness by Emma Lazarus

Autumn Sadness by Emma Lazarus

Air and sky are swathed in goldFold on fold,Light glows through the trees like wine.Earth, sun-quickened, swoons for bliss'Neath his kiss,Breathless in a trance divine.Nature ...

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Dreams by Emma Lazarus

Dreams by Emma Lazarus

A DREAM of lilies: all the blooming earth,A garden full of fairies and of flowers;Its only music the glad cry of mirth,While the warm sun weaves golden-tissued hours;Hope a bright ...

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The Choice by Emma Lazarus

The Choice by Emma Lazarus

I saw in dream the spirits unbegot,Veiled, floating phantoms, lost in twilight space;For one the hour had struck, he paused; the placeRang with an awful Voice:'Soul, choose thy ...

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Epochs by Emma Lazarus

Epochs by Emma Lazarus

'The epochs of our life are not in the facts, but in thesilent thought by the wayside as we walk.'-EmersonI. Youth.Sweet empty sky of June without a stain,Faint, gray-blue dewy ...

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Wings by Emma Lazarus

Wings by Emma Lazarus

DAWN opes her pensive eyes,In the yet starry skies,A roseate blush upon her cheek and brows.Her purple mantle stillLies on the sky-kissed hill,And a blue, solemn shade thereon it ...

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Lohengrin by Emma Lazarus

Lohengrin by Emma Lazarus

THE holy bell, untouched by human hands, Clanged suddenly, and tolled with solemn knell.Between the massive, blazoned temple-doors,Thrown wide, to let the summer morning in,Sir ...

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