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TO COLUMBIA ON THE FOURTH DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH IN THE YEAR OF TRANSITIONS
ba? clamor doib besiege me inner m tee outer qms ?
JUho sboutetb <4 Peaces? and stimtb an m mtb
B«» Saturn lolned rue jfrcf^r r^r fee «pßs of
Dot!) U«bb$ Egte ©fth m«r$ and aim r&< softs oJ Cftor ?
Wftai wmiigiing posers of 'soul and s«$e hao« waatealy
to tu ?fte Eerfl repcnnftai fte 5am made maaHind ?
saci» dig or befcftiag cannon sad suc& startling Ware of tiriims,
5Hch mean, dwarfed echoes as profane this toy of days,
#re chllaisn, are unwonby of thy destiny tost comes ; .
Esdch Qlfts, and. ai the parting of the ways,
Mmiis thy run tiesercing. ccng torn tftou Deen set on m •
H signal ro the nations, or? thy iight against the sHy !
f sr to the east, across the ocean, \k the crowded lands
Whose genius and whose poverty compelled toy birtf),
Zinc while thou wen an infant bound in swaddling hands
Chcy thought to drain thy yeins to Feed their worn-out earth ;
Hu? fearing, wondf ring, drew back. 4t H miracle!" they cried;
Che infant, sum&lnq tall and strong, flung them as drift aside.
far west, beyond another ocean, lay more crowded sands
OV worn-oat empire?, throngs with leprosy ot soul, [band*
SUbosc brain scarce sent the sluggish impulse to ibeir sieRder
Ujbo multiplied from habit to a huge and sodden whole
Chat held a! bay still others, smaller, greater, yet aKist,
With gleaming hints of what they may be or they once toe been.
Z\mt arc and win De'cre ; yet what hace ib«y to do with thce
C&at t bou sboaidst cfasp tbem in caress! tig or destroying arms?
no I Keep tf<y iiabt till tftcy shall call across tfee $?ai
CbaH ba$t eo sons the better for the plague o? war's alaras.
Qr tbat more deadly, slow; malarial moral taint tbat cretpi
ilncbcckc^ aiOsig the lower levels where its victim sleeps.
ttey low thce'not, for nature 'sertheir ways and tbine apart:
But when t&e world f$ "tbrtlling -with tju prayers of souls In
Erci Aers la spirit ana In purpose, strlcRsjn to the heart, [need,
S!)uMn &? circling bests, dost thou not bear tbctn pleaa?
JlruDojs iDe Tcrd's Jf noint^d ftutlnname? Doth justice wait,
(inbiind^ and alert, upon financial love and bate?
tt Spirit of t&e martvred pas*, draw near to us ibis day!
0 'Hngcl of me future, heed our cry to tbee !
9 SouJ of all tbat Is, !?e?p u$ that are so prone to slay,
So loth to prove that "aH men are created free!"
Beip as, but not to battle vritb tbis war-aod on bis throne ;
Bclp s$ to ittK.bis) tbere, forgonen, nemele$$ and alcne!