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  • 25.
    America

    Glorious daughter of time! Thou of the mild blue eye --
    Thou of the virginal forehead --pallid, unfurrowed of tears--
    Thou of the strong white hands with fingers dipped in the dye
    Of the blood that quickened the fathers of thee, in the ancient years,
    Leave thou the path of the beasts. Return thou again to the hills,
    Forsake thou the deserts of death, where ever the burning thirst,
    Flames in the throat for blood, for the vile desire that kills,
    Where the treacherous sands by the rebel cerastes are cursed,
    And the wastes are strewn with the bones of folly and hate.
    Return! where the sunlight gladdens the places of green,
    Where the stars comes forth, the heralds of faith and fate,
    And the winds of eternity breathe from a day unseen.

    Thou! what hast thou to do with a time burnt out and done?
    With the old Serbonian bog-- the marshes where nations were lost?
    Where wailings are heard of the dead, of the slaughtered Roman and Hun,
    And phosphorent lights arise in the hands of a stricken ghost,
    Dreaming of splendors of battle that glanced from a million shields,
    When the C¾sars pillaged for lust of gold and hunger of power;
    And the giants of Gothland festered and stank on the stretching fields,
    And the gods of the living were cursed, too weak to reveal the hour,
    When they should triumph and others should writhe in a dread defeat,
    In the day of thy grace, O fair and false to thy fathers and time,
    O thou whom the snares of kings already encompass thy feet,
    With thy singing robes besprent with the old Egyptian slime.

    But thou hast harkened to guile, to the cunning words of shame,
    To the tempter with pieces of gold and the praise of the drunken throng.
    Scornfully push from their hands the crown of a common fame,
    Not made for thy peaceful brows, for thou wert not born for wrong.
    Thou art the fruit of the groaning cycles of hope and love,
    Told of by maddened prophets who never beheld thy face,
    Who drew from the teeming earth and the fetterless sky above,
    That man was made to be free, and to stamp under foot the mace.
    How should thy innocent eyes ever leer with a reddened look?
    Or thy hair be scented save of the measureless sea?
    Or thy feet know the ways of deceit, wrote out in the murderous book,
    By monarchs who shrank from the scourging and doom of thy strength and thee?

    Beloved of time and of fate, cherished of justice and truth,
    Yet thou art free to do, to choose the ill and to die;
    To squander thy beauty for hire, to waste thy eternal youth --
    For thou art eternal, if thou heedst them not, but pass by,
    Pass and return to the mountains of freedom and peace,
    Where heavenward flame the fires, where the torches may be relumed,
    To girdle the world with the light that was kindled in olden Greece;
    Or that the sparks may be scattered wherever injustice has doomed,
    Darkness to be the portion of those who famish for light.
    Be thou the great rock's shadow cast in a weary land,
    Be thou a star of guidance true in a wintry night,
    Be thou thyself, and thyself alone, as heaven hath planned. read more »

  • 26.
    America In 1804

    (America Conquers Europe.)

    Foul shapes that hate the day, again grown bold,
    Late driven hence, infested fane and court. read more »

  • 27.
    To The Fourth Of July

    Behold, the dark clouds melt away,
    That gathered thick at night, and hung
    So like a gloomy pall above the earth! read more »

  • 28.
    One Song, America, Before I Go


    ONE song, America, before I go,
    I'd sing, o'er all the rest, with trumpet sound,
    For thee--the Future. read more »

  • 29.
    Song Of America

    And now, when poets are singing
    Their songs of olden days,
    And now, when the land is ringing
    With sweet Centennial lays, read more »

  • 30.
    America

    NOR force nor fraud shall sunder us! O ye
    Who north or south, on east or western land,
    Native to noble sounds, say truth for truth,
    Freedom for freedom, love for love, and God read more »

  • 31.
    America In 1904

    (Europe Conquers America.)

    Strong for the strong and in his own conceit;
    Half-boy, half-madman, playing with the fire; read more »

  • 32.
    A poem, on the rising glory of America

    LEANDER.
    No more of Memphis and her mighty kings,
    Or Alexandria, where the Ptolomies.
    Taught golden commerce to unfurl her falls, read more »

  • 33.
    A Message to America

    You have the grit and the guts, I know;
    You are ready to answer blow for blow
    You are virile, combative, stubborn, hard,
    But your honor ends with your own back-yard; read more »

  • 34.
    America

    Once in English they said America. Was it English to them.
    Once they said Belgian.
    We like a fog.
    Do you for weather. read more »

  • 35.
    To the United States of America

    Brothers in blood! They who this wrong began
    To wreck our commonwealth, will rue the day
    When first they challenged freeman to the fray,
    And with the Briton dared the American. read more »

  • 36.
    America

    We came to birth in battle; when we pass,
    It shall be to the thunder of the drums.
    We are not one that weeps and saith Alas, read more »

New America Poems

  1. What's Happening America?, Regan Kathleen
  2. What America Used to be, Jessica Gabanyic
  3. In America, Katherine Perry
  4. Not America, gajanan mishra
  5. America, Totes Sheldon
  6. America In The War, Lindsey Ansbro
  7. This Is The World, Marcquiese Burrell
  8. Good bye, Traditional Marriage, Patricia Kelley
  9. My America, Salvatore Ala
  10. A Tiny Echo of America, Frank Bana
  11. Fifty Seven States of Mind, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  12. America, MIKE SANTIAGO
  13. Dear America, Winston Harding
  14. Rise and Set, gajanan mishra
  15. Liberty, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  16. The Declaration of Independence, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  17. My version of Ginsberg's America., Scott Forster
  18. America, Kevin Broken
  19. Don't Tear America Down!, Winston Harding
  20. Land Of The Free, Jamal Brown
  21. America Is Not... Is, Gregory Allen Uhan
  22. The Subliminal Verses 5, David Powley
  23. America!, Sebastian JohnstonLindsay
  24. The Fall Of War, Tamisha Bellamy
  25. America's Heartbeat, Melinda McQueen
  26. Every Man (And Woman), Eric Cockrell
  27. Slaughter of the Innocent, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  28. America, So Beautiful., Juan Olivarez
  29. Greatest of the Great, Ezekiel Igbodo
  30. Ephraim and Manasseh, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  31. VICEROY SONATA, Aldo Kraas
  32. A-M-E-R-I-C-A, Adryan Rotica
  33. Concept of America, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  34. I LOVE YOU EVERY SECOND AMERICA, anhhoa nhat
  35. True Soldier, Madi Lynn
  36. America The Beautiful, Ray Hansell
  37. Gentleness, Jim McDonald
  38. Why Hate America, jackie compton
  39. God Bless US, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  40. America the Beautiful, Kristen O'Loughlin
  41. America The States, Whoopie Cushion
  42. Elegiac Feelings American, Gregory Corso
  43. Worms in Africa, Doris Dzameshie
  44. Body of Lies, cortez mccall
  45. America, Grayson Givens
  46. I Write America (Revision), Harlequin Rose
  47. A Riddle, Udiah (witness to Yah)
  48. Love America, Denio F.S
  49. JFK Jr’s Hate America Poem, Robert Founder
  50. America is America, Antonio Liao
  51. THE ALPHABET SONG, Aldo Kraas
  52. America, The Immortal Resilience
  53. Countries, Ang Pei Ling Pei Ling
  54. INDIAN WOMAN BLUES, Aldo Kraas
  55. We Are America, Brandon Smith
  56. I'm Glad I Live Here, Natalie Collins
  57. Dear Bhoilseabhach, Michael Pruchnicki
  58. *America - *, Louie Levy
  59. There Won't Be an America, Annie Cordelia Adams
  60. Americas Presidential Race, Sylvia Chidi
  61. Christmas poem for the troops, vincent armone
  62. Atomic Insanity Bomb, Lex Newman
  63. Resemblance, Atef Ayadi
  64. America Her Rise And Fall, Mustafa Marconi
  65. America, takeema hodges
  66. America 'The Great', Rodney Quills
  67. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, Aldo Kraas
  68. 'I Believe In America', Trade Martin
  69. Black Man In America, julius thomas
  70. Still America, Missy Lynn
  71. Oil, Theorem The Truth Serum
  72. god blessed america, winter lees
  73. America, Olivia Taylor
  74. In Praise of America, samuel nze
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