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Excelsior, too.

A response to ‘Excelsior’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

A response to Excelsior by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The shades of night were falling fast, 
As through an Alpine village passed 
A youth, who bore, ‘mid snow and ice, 
A banner with the strange device, 
Excelsior
!”

The strange device tore through the sound
Of speakers, static, sad and shroud
A girl sat small against the stone,
And all at once the syntax shone,
Excelsior!

“And from the sky, serene and far, 
A voice fell like a falling star, 

Excelsior!”

By laurenstockam

Lauren is graduate student at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.

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