Katharine Lee Bates

(1859-1929 / United States)

Quotations

  • ''O beautiful for heroes proved
    In liberating strife,
    Who more than self their country loved,
    And mercy more than life!''
    Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 17-20). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.
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  • ''O beautiful for spacious skies,
    For amber waves of grain,
    For purple mountain majesties
    Above the fruited plain!''
    Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), U.S. author. America the Beautiful (l. 1-4). . . Favorite Poems Old and New. Helen Ferris, ed. (1957) Doubleday & Company.

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Pigeon Post

White wing, white wing,
Lily of the air,
What word dost bring,
On whose errand fare?

Red word, red word,
Snowy plumes abhor.
I, Christ's own bird,
Do the work of war.

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