Friday, February 10, 2017

Statue of Liberty Green ~ A Color for Spring ~ A Color for Life ~ Verdant ~ Living

Years ago my
husband brought
home a miniature
Statue of Liberty for me from New York ~
see it off beyond the tiny
grape hyacinths ?

She is a strong symbol,
given to us by France.

Long before today,
Ian Frazier of the New Yorker
summed up beautifully
the hue of this magnificent lady in an article :

The New Colossus

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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 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!” 

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