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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 1,361 / 11 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 318
Added to site: 2007.08.05
mnybks.net#: 17837
Genre: Poetry
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Thy stripes first crimsoning!

Thy might and majesty we hurl,
Against the bolts of Mars;
And from thy ample folds unfurl
Thy field of flaming stars!
Fond hope to nations in distress,
Thy starry gleam shall give;
The stricken in the wilderness
Shall look to thee and live.

What matter if where Boreas roars,
Or where sweet zephyr smiles?
What matter if where eagle soars,
Or in the sunlit isles?
Thy flowing crimson stripes shall wave
Above the bluish brine;
Emblazoned ensign of the brave,
And Liberty enshrine!

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