Monday, April 7, 2014

#AtoZChallenge: F is for Francis Scott Key

F is for Francis Scott Key

"O, thus be it ever when freeman shall stand,
Between their lov’d homes and the war’s desolation;
Blest with vic’ry and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land
Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d us as a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

This month is National Poetry Month and I thought it would be important to include one of the most important American poets in the A to Z Blog Challenge. The poem above was written in 1815 by the same poet who gave us the words to our national anthem, Francis Scott Key. Every writer is inspired to create their work of art. This video explains the meaning behind the song "The Star Spangled Banner." You'll never sing the song the same way again after you watch this video. 

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