Sydney Thompson Dobell

Here you will find the Poem America of poet Sydney Thompson Dobell


NOR force nor fraud shall sunder us! O ye 
Who north or south, on east or western land, 
Native to noble sounds, say truth for truth, 
Freedom for freedom, love for love, and God 
For God; O ye who in eternal youth 
Speak with a living and creative flood 
This universal English, and do stand 
Its breathing book; live worthy of that grand 
Heroic utterance?parted, yet a whole, 
Far yet unsever?d,?children brave and free 
Of the great Mother-tongue, and ye shall be 
Lords of an empire wide as Shakespeare?s soul, 
Sublime as Milton?s immemorial theme, 
And rich as Chaucer?s speech, and fair as Spenser?s dream.