Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Concord Hymn” for a monument unveiling, introducing one of the most famous lines in American history.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow climbed the stairs of the Old North Church tower in Boston in April, 1860; the result was America’s best-known patriotic poem.
All of us want a little independence; some of us want a lot. Which is to say that independence isn’t only a political thing. Celebrate (or keep reaching) with these 10 great independence poems.