The New Colossus

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore..."

Any Good Poem

Richard Berlin, MD, shares the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, a descendant of Sephardic Jews who immigrated to the United States from Portugal around the time of the American Revolution.

Dr Berlin has been writing a poem about his experience of being a doctor every month for the past 24 years in Psychiatric Times™ the “Poetry of the Times” column. He is instructor in psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts. His latest book is Freud on My Couch.