337th Virtual Poetry Circle

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  1. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) says

    I was thinking the same thing about all the politics surrounding immigration right now. With my mom being a naturalized citizen, all the hatred really makes me upset about the direction our country is going.

  2. This poem contains such beauty, but it is impossible for me to read these words without the taint of politics. My grandmother had her first glimpse of Lady Liberty was as her ship sailed into the harbor in the mid thirties, and she never spoke of the statue or the inscription at its base without choking up. The anger, hatred, racism, and violence aimed at “others” these days would have saddened her. It’s not that it didn’t exist before, but now it is celebrated. This poem captures the ideal of America, and we have so far to go if we are to reach that ideal. Sorry, if that sounds too strident.

  3. Suko http://www.sukosnotebook says

    A lovely reading of an important poem.