Spotlight – Art and Poem of the day #1

Thomas Moran Shoshone Falls Idaho 1875

© Thomas Moran, Shoshone Falls Idaho, 1875

For You O Democracy

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.

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Image Credit © Thomas Moran, Shoshone Falls Idaho, 1875

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Poem Credit © Walt Whitman, For You O Democracy

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