Poets Walk: cries for liberty

Poets Walk: "cries for liberty"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 87


Steubenville by Lisle Rigby


A sickly yellow moon sneers down at Steubenville,

Paling the black Ohio to a mass of frozen vomit.

Along the paths once tramped by bleeding feet,

Along the site of old Fort Steuben, where death alone

          stilled cries for liberty,

Along the shrivelled hills that once, expanding proudly,

          thundered revolt,

Huddled miners whisper compromise.


Lisle Rigby, "Steubenville." Used with permission of the Lisle Rigby estate.