Theme Thursday : Statue   4 comments

Today’s theme is “Statue”.

This is my America.

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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

freiheitsstatue_nyc_full

Since September 2001, she’s been off-limits. That implies we’re still losing the “War on Terror”.

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Posted February 5, 2009 by padraic2112 in Theme Thursday, Uncategorized

4 responses to “Theme Thursday : Statue

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  1. I think that I have seen that statue once before…

    I always like that line “the wretched refuse of your teeming shore”, way to make a guy feel welcome, statue! 😉

  2. She’s not off limits. They just refurbished her and for awhile you couldn’t go on the flame or the crown, I forget which, but she has never been off limits: http://www.statueofliberty.org/Visiting_the_Statue_of_Liberty.html

  3. Ah yes, I’m wrong once again. The pedestal is open, but the crown has been closed since 9/11, in spite of congressional efforts to reopen it in 2006. Supposedly Obama took an interest and it may open soon: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Park-Service-to-Reopen-Lady-Libertys-Crown.html?xid=rss-page – stand by.

  4. Nice presentation, and I really like the photo.

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