Statue of Liberty National Monument – Emma Lazarus’ Famous Poem

A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet

within the pedestal on which the statue stands.

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “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-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

自由女神像基石上铭刻的犹太女诗人爱玛·拉扎露丝的十四行诗《新巨人》中的诗句:

  欢迎你,

  那些疲乏了的和贫困的,

  挤在一起渴望自由呼吸的大众,

  那熙熙攘攘的被遗弃了的,

  可怜的人们。

  把这些无家可归的

  饱受颠沛的人们

  一起交给我。

  我高举起自由的灯火!