Friday, March 3, 2017

Poem of the Day: 'For You, O Democracy' by Walt Whitman

Come, I will make the continent indissoluble,
I will make the most splendid race the sun ever shone upon,
I will make divine magnetic lands,
      With the love of comrades,
      With the life-long love of comrades.
I will plant companionship thick as trees along all the rivers of America,
      and along the shores of the great lakes, and all over the prairies,
I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each other's necks,
      By the love of comrades,
      By the manly love of comrades.
For you these from me, O Democracy, to serve you ma femme!
For you, for you I am trilling these songs.
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass 

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