by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Language: English 
My emblem is the Lion, and I breathe
  The breath of Libyan deserts o'er the land;
My sickle as a sabre I unsheathe,
  And bent before me the pale harvests stand.
The lakes and rivers shrink at my command,
  And there is thirst and fever in the air;
The sky is changed to brass, the earth to sand;
  I am the Emperor whose name I bear.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 66