Posts Tagged ‘statue of liberty’


A Bow of Boats

Just waiting
To take to the sea –
A rainbow.


Why Immigrants Come To America

I get it.
Torch statue holds is
Free ice cream.



Demure At Dawn

Grand ladies
Dressing modestly,
Wearing veils.


Bow – photo by Vasant Davé at http://www.rgbstock.com/photo/mDwmrqq/Rainbow+Boats

Immigrants – photo by Gesine Kuhlmann at

Demure – Adrian van Leen at


* The haiku I write are lines of 3-5-3 syllables instead of 5-7-5.

See Haiku article here for explanation, if needed: https://thebardonthehill.wordpress.com/2011/08/08/haiku/


© Dennis Lange and thebardonthehill.wordpress.com, 2013.

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English: Statue of Liberty Gaeilge: Dealbh na ...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

                 The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles.  From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips.  “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

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