Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Emma "Friggin'" Lazarus

I walking in my neighborhood minding my own business and passed by 18 W. 10th Street and lo and behold Emma Lazarus lived there!  We could have borrowed sugar, kvetched, dated brothers. Wow.

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.

1 comment:

Criticlasm said...

She certainly wouldn't be living in Arizona.