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"Echoes" by Emma Lazarus, 1889

"Echoes" by Emma Lazarus, 1889

The text of Emma Lazarus's poem "Echoes" from The Poems of Emma Lazarus volume 1, (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889).

Lazarus, Emma
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The Poems of Emma Lazarus
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1889
ECHOES. Late-born and woman-souled I dare not hope, The freshness of the elder lays, the might Of manly, modern passion shall alight Upon my Muse's lips, nor may I cope (Who veiled and screened by womanhood must grope) With the world's strong-armed warriors and recite The dangers, wounds, and triumphs of the flight; Twanging the full-stringed lyre through all its scope. But if thou ever in some lake-floored cave O'erbrowed by rocks, a wild voice wooed and heard, Answering at once from heaven and earth and wave, Lending elf-music to thy harshest word, Misprize though not these echoes that belong To one in love with solitude and song.

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