It’s April 23rd which means it’s there’s now 7 days left until National Poetry Month ends.
Where did the time go?!
Anyways, today’s poem is by Emma Lazarus.
Emma was born in New York City on July 22, 1849. She showed an interest in poetry from a young age. And would later write poems exploring her Jewish culture and identity. Her poem The New Colossus refers to the Statue of Liberty as a colossus. More than just a giant statue but an important symbol of America as a new world. A country of new opportunities and a better life.
PS I’m on Unicorn Bell today, blogging about the letter T for the A to Z challenge. My theme is poetic forms and I’ve written a new poem for it. Come over and find out what T is for…