Poetry Friday: Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden

November 7th, 2008

This week, our editor Bill Varner was insipired by this week’s presidential election in his choice of poetry.

Frederick Douglass

By Robert Hayden
When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful
and terrible thing, needful to man as air,
usable as earth; when it belongs at last to all,

Read the rest of the poem here

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Mary Lee  |  November 7th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Love the end —

    “the lives grown out of his life, the lives
    fleshing his dream of the beautiful, needful thing.”

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