a M E R i C A

a M E R i c A

 

“The New Colossus” which is printed on a bronze plaque inside The Statue of Liberty in New York City, New York, USA

 

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!”

— So beautifully written by Emma Lazarus

22 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Elizabeth Buckalewreply
July 3, 2018 at 9:10 pm

A beautiful post, Sherri. Thank you!

Harryreply
July 3, 2018 at 9:18 pm

nice patriotic collage

Martinereply
July 3, 2018 at 10:20 pm

Joyeux 4 juillet à tous les américains.

Michael Rawlukreply
July 3, 2018 at 10:50 pm

Lady Liberty should be heeded.

Ginniereply
July 4, 2018 at 12:09 am

It’s enough to make us most of us weep, Sherri…especially those of us from afar who have called Her HOME. (sigh)

Michael Skorulskireply
July 4, 2018 at 12:26 am

A wonderful patriotic posting. A happy 4th.

Elaine Kreply
July 4, 2018 at 2:51 am

Happy 4th, sister…
i’m not american, but i can still wish you the day 🙂
lovely pictures

mhelenereply
July 4, 2018 at 3:53 am

Superb presentation and great tribute .

grouserreply
July 4, 2018 at 4:18 am

Donald Trump take note

Maria-Linareply
July 4, 2018 at 6:12 am

Quel beau montage chère Sherri! Bon 4 juillet!!! Gros bisou!

Martine Liboutonreply
July 4, 2018 at 6:58 am

Magnifique le montage et très belle fête nationale à toi !

Bill Phillipsreply
July 4, 2018 at 8:59 am

They are fine words for your special day Sherri.

No hard feelings from an Englishman 😀

Nicoureply
July 4, 2018 at 10:47 am

Belle fête du 4 juillet quel montagne et vues sueprbe
Belle soirée

Tom Wilsonreply
July 4, 2018 at 11:09 am

Lovely assemblage of shots!

Willemreply
July 4, 2018 at 2:13 pm

A fine montage post on this Independence Day.

marjolein vd fotokraamreply
July 4, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Congratulations on the 4 of July

Markusreply
July 4, 2018 at 11:08 pm

Thank you for reminding us on what spirit America was built upon, Sherri!
Happy Fourth of July!

ruthiebearreply
July 5, 2018 at 8:22 am

A touching 4th of July tribute

Stevenreply
July 5, 2018 at 9:45 pm

A great patriotic collage you’ve presented us with!!

Stevereply
July 5, 2018 at 9:50 pm

Let’s hope the lady’s message gets through.

Elaine Hancockreply
July 6, 2018 at 8:31 pm

A wonderful image for Independence Day!

Anita Bowerreply
July 17, 2018 at 3:24 pm

Beautiful words.
Although I don’t think we ever fully lived up to these sentiments, we are at a very low point now. Where is our generosity?

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