Pioneers, O Pioneers
There are times when I wish poetry was my thing. There's something so visceral about it. One of my favorites became a favorite because of the recording, the hit of the drum, and the modern Americana video that was attached to it. It is a wordsmith's music video, sans music.
Whitman was a soothsayer as he wrote these words. They are immortal. They are just as important now as they were in the 1800's.
For a world to become better, words like these must be written, sung, spoken in order to light the fire under a generation. This fire helps to promote a change in thinking, a change in action.