Learning to breathe free
Original post made on Jun 28, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 3:25 PM
on Jun 28, 2012 at 7:24 am
I guess if you take "Longing" (my mistake) and "Yearning" (the correct text -- I will speak with my editing staff), you get "Learning" to Breathe Free.
Anyway, here's the text/lyrics of the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning[!] to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!