LINCOLN MONUMENT: WASHINGTON
by Langston Hughes
(1902-1967)

Let's go see Old Abe
Sitting in the marble and the moonlight,
Sitting lonely in the marble and the moonlight,
Quiet for ten thousand centuries, old Abe.
Quiet for a million, million years.

Quiet--

And yet a voice forever
Against the
Timeless walls
Of time--
Old Abe.



Memorializing Lincoln