Poetical Thoughts

For the brave world is given to us

For all the brave in heart to keep,

Lest wicked hands should sow the thorne

That bleeding generations weep.

Julia Ward Howe, “From Newport to Rome” (1854)

Here’s the conclusion of the poem in a review of Howe’s collection Passion-Flowers in Graham’s Magazine.

Author: Emma

Emma is a novelist, full-time mama, recovering academic, and former political staffer. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves her twins' hugs, her husband’s cooking, her cat’s whiskers, her dog’s tail, and Earl Grey tea.

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