Happy Women’s History Month! Help JWA continue to lift up Jewish women’s stories, this month and every month, by making a gift today!
Close [x]

Show [+]

"1492" by Emma Lazarus, 1883 (Part 1 of 2)

An excerpt from the text of the poem "1492" by Emma Lazarus. (Part 1 of 2)
The text of the poem reads as follows:
1492
Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate,
Didst weep when Spain east forth with flaming sword,
The children of the prophets of the Lord,
Prince, priest, and people, spurned by zealot hate.
Hounded from sea to sea, from state to state,
The West refused them, and the East abhorred.
No anchorage the known world could afford,
Close-locked was every port, barred every gate,

Related content

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. ""1492" by Emma Lazarus, 1883 (Part 1 of 2) ." (Viewed on March 30, 2023) <https://jwa.org/media/1492-0>.

Donate

Help us elevate the voices of Jewish women.

donate now

Get JWA in your inbox

Read the latest from JWA from your inbox.

sign up now