Verse > Anthologies > Joseph Friedlander, comp. > The Standard Book of Jewish Verse
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Israel
By Ida Goldsmith Morris
 
SHE stands among the nations of the earth,
  Unique, a figure of pathetic grace;
  God’s chosen daughter of the human race,
Destined to woe and grandeur from her birth.
She sees her children scattered, doomed to dearth,        5
  And in her dusky eyes there shines the trace
  Of tears, that wet her pale prophetic face,
Knowing her people’s pristine power and worth.
  Oh, stricken Mother, unto whom we owe
The life and light that spring from one pure fount,        10
  Whence all our laws and inspirations flow;
    Not vainly have ye shed your blood and tears,
    Withstanding scorn and hatred all these years—
He guards thee still, Who spoke from Sinai’s Mount!
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors