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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
By Joseph Leiser
THE DREAMERS are not dead in Israel.
  To-day the young dream dreams, and with the old
Live visions of a deathless past. They dwell
  In every land, yet hills of Zion hold
More glory than the fame of kings can bring;        5
  More hope than ages have preserved.
The voices of a golden morning ring
  With victories, extolling gifts reserved
For those who ’neath the vine and fig tree sit,
  And people realms bereft of ancient charms.        10
The souls of prophets with their souls are knit,
  And martyred heroes call again to arms
The sons of Judah. Stars of morning shine,
And dawn breaks o’er an orphaned Palestine.

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