The Poems of Emma Lazarus— Volume 1

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Author: Emma Lazarus

Critic and Poet.

An Apologue.

("Poetry must be simple, sensuous, or impassioned;
this man is neither simple, sensuous, nor impassioned;
therefore he is not a poet.")

No man had ever heard a nightingale,
When once a keen-eyed naturalist was stirred
To study and define—what is a bird,
To classify by rote and book, nor fail
To mark its structure and to note the scale
Whereon its song might possibly be heard.
Thus far, no farther;—so he spake the word.
When of a sudden,—hark, the nightingale!

Oh deeper, higher than he could divine
That all-unearthly, untaught strain! He saw
The plain, brown warbler, unabashed. "Not mine"
(He cried) "the error of this fatal flaw.
No bird is this, it soars beyond my line,
Were it a bird, ’t would answer to my law."

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Chicago: Emma Lazarus, "Critic and Poet.," The Poems of Emma Lazarus— Volume 1, ed. Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962- in The Poems of Emma Lazarus—Volume 1 (New York: George E. Wood, 1850), Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAPBEUHMR48HJ57.

MLA: Lazarus, Emma. "Critic and Poet." The Poems of Emma Lazarus— Volume 1, edited by Callaway, Morgan, Jr., 1962-, in The Poems of Emma Lazarus—Volume 1, New York, George E. Wood, 1850, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAPBEUHMR48HJ57.

Harvard: Lazarus, E, 'Critic and Poet.' in The Poems of Emma Lazarus— Volume 1, ed. . cited in 1850, The Poems of Emma Lazarus—Volume 1, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAPBEUHMR48HJ57.