America For Me
by Henry Van Dyke
Patriotic Poems

America For Me by Henry Van Dyke - Patriotic Poems


'Tis fine to see the Old World, and travel up and down
Among the famous palaces and cities of renown
To admire the crumbly castles and the statues of the kings,
But now I think I've had enough of antiquated things.

So it's home again, and home again, America for me!
My heart is turning home again, and there I long to be
In the land of youth and freedom beyond the ocean bars
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.

Oh London is a man's town, there's power in the air
And Paris is a woman's town, with flowers in her hair;
And it's sweet to dream in Venice, and it's great to study Rome;
But when it comes to living there is no place like home.

I like the German fir-woods, in green battalions drilled
I like the gardens of Versailles with flashing fountains filled;
But, oh, to take your hand, my dear, and ramble for a day
In the friendly western woodland where Nature has her way!

I know that Europe's wonderful, yet something seems to lack: The Past is too much with her, and the people looking back. But the glory of the Present is to make the Future free,
We love our land for what she is and what she is to be.

Oh, it's home again, and home again, America for me!
I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea,
To the blessed Land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars,
Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars.
- Poem by by Henry Van Dyke


America will never be destroyed from
the outside. If we falter and lose
our freedoms, it will be because
we destroyed ourselves.
- Quote by Abraham Lincoln

America is too great
for small dreams.
- Quote by Ronald Reagan

America lives in the heart of every
man everywhere who wishes to find a
region where he will be free to work
out his destiny as he chooses.
- Quotes by Woodrow T. Wilson

There is only one way to get ready for
immortality, and that is to love this
life and live it as bravely and faithfully
and cheerfully as we can.
- Henry van Dyke


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America For Me by Henry Van Dyke - Patriotic Poems




 

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