"The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus. The poem is a bit long for copywork, so I chose the most poignant part, in my opinion anyway!
For some reason, the time in history we are nearing is very moving for me, and I often have tears in my eyes. Wait until we start reading the time-period novels! I may need tissues with every book.
My family on my father's side came over from Germany in the late 1800s, and I recently acquired an old photo of my great grandparents, which I had framed and is sitting proudly in my room. I think of them and the hardships they endured to get here. I don't know anything about my mother's side except that they are Irish. I wish I knew more, but they were a closed-up bunch.
Statue of Liberty poem copywork