Friday, July 4, 2014




A little patriotic post - enjoy!

America the Beautiful
words by Katharine Lee Bates
melody by Samuel Ward

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain.
For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain!

America! America!  
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
Remembering 9/11                            14 x 22
Mixed Media on paper    
From sea to shining sea

O beautiful for pilgrim feet whose stern impassioned stress.
A thoroughfare of freedom beat across the wilderness.

America! America
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm they soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law.

O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved, and mercy more than life.

America!  America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness 
And every gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream that sees beyond the years.
Thine alabaster cities gleam undimmed by human tears.

America!  America!
God shed his grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.