Statue of Liberty. “The New Colossus- Anthem Of Freedom”

By Ilya Galak
 Jewish American poet, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem on the Statue of Liberty, entitled
“The New Colossus,” in 1883. Being re- inspired Alla Bogoslovskaya brought the poem to life in song form .Music By Alla Bogoslovskaya
Lyrics By Emma Lazarus
Performed By Brian Delany Starr
Produced at AB Studio Productions LLC
 
how-well-do-you-know-the-statue-of-libertyThe Statue of Liberty is the symbol of Freedom presented to the great “United States of America” by the country of France. This statue is an icon, a powerful symbol standing for freedom, justice, liberty and the rights and responsibilities of every American Citizen. America is our country…all of us who have chosen to live free. We all have an obligation to stand for the freedom that our great country represents. This song was inspired by the poem,”The New Colossus” written by Emma Lazarus over two hundred years ago, still standing as a stirring statement of the American ethos.
Being re- inspired Alla Bogoslovskaya brought the poem to life in song form .
This creation was written for all, who claim American citizenship, as well as for all who come to this great land and wish to live, serve and be a part of the greatest country in the world .
So… as you listen to the song and hear the great words, we welcome you to America”…the land of the Free and the Home of the Brave!’ Look for “The New Colossus” at iTune

Music By Alla Bogoslovskaya

Lyrics By Emma Lazarus

Performed By Brian Delany Starr

Produced at AB Studio Productions LLC

Jewish American poet, Emma Lazarus, wrote the poem on the Statue of Liberty, entitled “The New Colossus,” in 1883. Written in an effort to raise funds for the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal, the poem welcomes immigrants from across the world to the United States.

Emma Lazarus’s biography as a Jewish American adds meaning to her poem. Lazarus was descended from immigrants with roots in both Spain and Eastern Europe, and she felt a deep connection to the plight of immigrants in her day.

“Colossus” alludes to the Colossus of Rhodes, a massive statue built in antiquity to thank Helios, the sun god, for protecting Rhodes from invaders.

The New Colossus

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!”

Emma Lazarus, 1883

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