Here you will find the Poem A Voice From The West of poet Alfred Austin
What is the voice I hear On the wind of the Western Sea? Sentinel, listen from out Cape Clear And say what the voice may be. ``'Tis a proud, free people calling loud to a people proud and free. ``And it says to them, `Kinsmen, hail! We severed have been too long. Now let us have done with a worn-out tale- The tale of an ancient Wrong; And our friendship last long as Love doth last, and be stronger than Death is strong!''' Answer them, ``Sons of the self-same race, And blood of the self-same clan, Let us speak with each other face to face, And answer man to man; And loyally love and trust each other as none but free men can. ``So fling them out to the breeze, Shamrock, Thistle, and Rose! And the Star-Spangled Banner unfurl with these, A message to friends and foes, Wherever the sails of peace are seen and wherever the war-wind blows. ``A message to bond and thrall to wake: For wherever we come, we twain, The throne of the tyrant shall rock and quake, And his menace be void and vain; For you are lords of a strong, young land, and we are lords of the main.'' Yes, this is the voice on the bluff March gale: ``We severed have been too long. But now we have done with a worn-out tale, The tale of an ancient Wrong; And our friendship shall last long as Love doth last, and be stronger than Death is strong!''