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Robert J. Lindley, 2-17-2019
Sonnet, inspired by and honoring,
poem titled, The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus
 
Syllables Per Line: 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
Total syllables:      168
Total # Words:    110
 
Note: 
1. Colossus*
definition:  Colossus - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus
Colossus, Colossos, or the plural Colossi, comes from the Ancient Greek κολοσσ?ς meaning a giant statue, and may refer to: ..
 
2. Zeus*:
Zeus - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeus
Zeus is the of sky, thunder, law, order, and eternal fire in ancient Greek religion, who rules as king of the gods of Mount Olympus. 
His name is cognate with the ...
Siblings‎: ‎Hestia‎, ‎Hades‎, ‎Hera‎, ‎Poseidon‎, ‎Dem... Parents‎: ‎Cronus‎ and ‎Rhea
Symbol‎: ‎Thunderbolt‎, ‎eagle‎, ‎bull‎, and ‎oak Roman equivalent‎: ‎Jupiter
 
3. Vincenzo de’ Rossi*
https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincenzo_de%27_Rossi
Vincenzo de 'Rossi , also called Vincenzo Rossi from Fiesole ( Fiesole , 1525 - Florence , 1587 ), was an Italian sculptor .
He began his career following Baccio Bandinelli , around 1534 . In 1546 , considering his apprenticeship concluded, he moved to Rome,
 where he received his first individual commission in 1547 for a statue of Young Christ with Saint Joseph , placed in a chapel of 
 the Pantheon , commissioned by the Accademia dei Virtuosi al Pantheon , a society of artists similar to the Academy of San Luca.
 
4. Cosimo I de’ Medici's*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosimo_de%27_Medici
Cosimo di Giovanni de' Medici, called "the Elder" (Italian: il Vecchio) and posthumously "Father of the Fatherland"
 (Latin: pater patriae) (27 September 1389 – 1 August 1464), was an Italian banker and politician, the first member
 of the Medici political dynasty that served as de facto rulers of Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance.
 Despite his influence, his power was not absolute; Florence's legislative councils at times resisted his proposals 
 throughout his life, and he was always viewed as primus inter pares ("first among equals") rather than an autocrat.[1]
 His power derived from his wealth as a banker, and he was a great patron of learning, the arts and architecture.[2]
5.  Bargello Palace*
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bargello
The Bargello, also known as the Palazzo del Bargello, Museo Nazionale del Bargello, or Palazzo del Popolo 
(Palace of the People), is a former barracks and prison, now an art museum, in Florence, Italy.
Of The Famed Labors Of Hercules ninth poet, poet dedication series, Emma Lazarus Through Time's mesmerizing and meandering paths, Colossus of heroic worship rightly praised, He that vented his strength and fought with half-god wrath; Mighty Son of Zeus, his feats that this world amazed, Carved in stone, sculptor Vincenzo de’ Rossi hand Paid for by Cosimo I de’ Medici's gold, A Titan born into brave heart of Grecian lands, His tales endure and will forever be told. Image of his labors, Bargello Palace once held When bravest of heroes were admired and lauded, Strong and powerful were dark monsters his hands felled; As true Greek warriors sang of and applauded. Mythical hero representing Greek freedom A giant, famous pride of ancient Greek kingdom. Robert J. Lindley, 2-17-2019 Sonnet, inspired by and honoring, poem titled, The New Colossus, by Emma Lazarus

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Date: 3/24/2019 10:11:00 AM
Hi Robert, exceptional poetry once again in this dedication. I do love the ancient Greek mythology. Hercules stands one of Greeks greatest Heroes. You bring to life another time. You are a master poet and your words are always meaningful. You have a great gift. It is sad that more people on the Soup cannot see this. This is a write I can peruse slowly and let my imagination take flight. I love the content of this write. A fave. have a wonderful Sunday. Your friend always....Mike.
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Date: 3/22/2019 8:57:00 AM
Musing about Colossus....The stature of a poet cometh not with size, but with the quality of the words he writes, Robert ... and your poetry is proof of that. Once again this tribute to Emma Lazarus is striking and worthy of being read and savored. ~ Best regards, my friend. // paul
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/22/2019 4:39:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I am so truly delighted that you see great merit in this piece! That is enough affirmation for me my great friend, to know this was a worthwhile task.
Date: 3/21/2019 10:43:00 PM
Another fine tribute. I enjoy the educational info you include with the poems. God Bless.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/22/2019 4:37:00 PM
Thank you my friend. I was inspired by her magnificent poem.. I sat down and it came to me to write of my childhood hero, Hercules.
Date: 3/21/2019 11:13:00 AM
I remember reading, "The New Colossus" way back in about 10th grade. Have kids today even heard of it or of Emma? I think that one and Shelley's, "Ozymandias" were some that I enjoyed the most. Of course, I had a great teacher and her discussions were not boring so, that goes a long way, in grabbing a student's attention. I like that you added the part about the, "Medici's" and "Bargello Palace", as I love the arts and their history. Beautifully done.
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Date: 3/21/2019 7:02:00 PM
Thank you my dear friend. Very likely that the vast majority of kids today have not heard of any of these poets I've written dedication poems for in this series. Schools no longer teach history or Literature as they once did. Instead they are far too busy confusing our kids with common core math insanity, and other useless junk, IMHO. Sad to have to say but its the truth...
Date: 3/21/2019 1:54:00 AM
Robert, dear friend, I am amazed at your research and knowledge of Greek mythology and the wonderful tributes you have paid to all these poets and poetesses ! Being half Greek, I love reading anything about Greek mythology and this tribute to Emma Lazarus is a fave for me. I honor and am in awe of the passion you feel when writing poetry - you will go down in history Robert! Poetry hugs, Jennifer. Jennifer
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/21/2019 8:25:00 AM
My dear friend. Thank you for such kind words and your sincere thoughts on my poetry creations. As being of Greek blood and knowing of hits rich history, world gifting philosophy, poetry, writings, governing principles you rightly should be proud of your great heritage!
Date: 3/20/2019 5:37:00 PM
You have something, I think, that few poets possess - an ability and knowledge to write classical poetry and life's experiences as inspiration for today. Thank you for letting me know about this.
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Robert Lindley
Date: 3/21/2019 8:22:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. Your words are humbling and also greatly appreciated too. I hope you will read and find my newest dedication, posted this morn , to be a rewarding and valued creation in this dedication series, now being cut short.
Date: 3/20/2019 1:32:00 PM
Robert again you amaze us with your dedication poetry, I admit I had not heard of Emma Lazarus. Tom.
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Date: 3/21/2019 8:18:00 AM
Thank you my dear friend. I have just this morn posted my tenth dedication and such will be my last in this series. As I have no desire to offer that which other poets here do not want to read or bother with contemplating the messages contained within.