Through gilded trellises Of the heat, spangles Pelt down through the tangles Of bell-flowers.
The flag of our stately battles, not struggles of wrath and greed, Its stripes were a holy lesson, its spangles a deathless creed: 'Twas red with the blood of freemen and white with the fear of the foe; And the stars that fight in their courses 'gainst tyrants its symbols know.julia ward howe
Bright chanticleer proclaims the dawn And spangles deck the thorn.
* * * th' approach of night The skies yet blushing with departing light, When falling dews with spangles deck'd. the glade, And the low sun had lengthen'd evry shade.Alexander Pope
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