From Leaves of Grass
, by Walt Whitman
Come, I will make the continent indissoluble
I will make the most splendid race
ever shone upon,
I will make divine magnetic
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 prairie
I will make inseparable cities with their arms about each
By the love of comrades,
By the manly love of comrades.
For you these from me, O Democracy
, to serve you ma
For you, for you I am trilling these songs.