Independence Day Poem: The Congressional Library

The Congressional Library [excerpt] Amy Lowell, 1874 – 1925 Where else in all America are we so symbolized As in this hall? White columns polished like glass, A dome and a dome, A balcony and a balcony, Stairs and the balustrades to them, Yellow marble and red slabs of it, All mounting, spearing, flying into…

Poem for Independence Day: Concord Hymn

Sung at the Completion of the Battle Monument, July 4, 1837   By the rude bridge that arched the flood,    Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood    And fired the shot heard round the world. The foe long since in silence slept;    Alike the conqueror silent sleeps; And Time the…