haikai

Our Immigrant Story

NY harbor via Governor's Island

A view of New York Harbor from Governor’s Island

 

 

“A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

–John A. Shedd

 

storm-tossed seas

ambitious ancestors

brave steerage

 

the fading memories

of Italy left behind

 

Lady Liberty

passangers crowding above

to glimpse their new home

 

long lines at Ellis Island

heartbreak of those turned away

 

Battery park

New York harbor

crossed by dreamers

 

our

immigrant story

 

 

for dVerse Poets’ Quadrille Monday (pubtended by lillian)

 

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  1. As I#’ve said before, I love to read about history, especially of far-away places. I unfortunately missed the Ellis Island experience on my one and only visit to America and New York, due to heavy rain and fog. Anyone who braved the long voyage from Europe and other parts of the world in search of the American Dream is a hero in my book.

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