Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Emma "Friggin'" Lazarus
For those of you who may think she is the brand name behind a line of skin care products, she is not. She is the poet who wrote the lines at the base of the Statue of Liberty:
"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!"
I wonder if she would have to wait in those huge ferry lines to go see her work today? I bet she would have made a good Upper West Side therapist.