Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, NEW YORK, by WENDELL PHILLIPS STAFFORD

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First Line: O titan daughter crouching by the sea
Last Line: As april mornings overflow the skies!
Subject(s): New York City; Manhattan; New York, New York; The Big Apple

O Titan daughter crouching by the sea,
Playing with ships and channelling the sands
And gathering evermore in eager hands
Poor shells and pebbles for thy jewelry,
Unheedful how the nations swarm to thee
From all the shallows of distressful lands,—
More busy braiding weeds in idle bands
Than mothering the millions at thy knee,—
Oh, when thy destiny shall bid thee rise,
And thy god-heart with love of man shall burn,
How towards thy feet the human tides will yearn,
While all the muses waken in thine eyes,
And floods of blessing leave thy lifted urn
As April mornings overflow the skies!

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