Walt Whitman: For You, O Democracy

For You, O Democracy

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.