If all poems were limericks: The Battle Hymn of the Republic, by Julia Ward Howe

We live in a troubling time,
But everything’s going to be fine:
We’ll see a new dawn
And keep marching on.
I know–I saw God stomping wine.*

Happy 202nd birthday to Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

*Some theologians suggest that “trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored” may be the real reason there was only one set of footprints in the sand.

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