And there is love in her blue eyes' I ween__
The love that keeps a watch from its own tower
And on her lips the purpose that endowers
Her royal children with her royal sheen!'
Above her floats a gonfalon, unfurled,
That men may see her colors from afar,
And read therein her message to the world;
Steadfast she stands, be it in peace or war,
Nor falters not though heavy clouds be hurled
Athwart the glory of her guiding star.