⋆WALT WHITMAN⋆

U.S. LITERATURE

O DULCE NOMEN LIBERTATIS

⋆AMERICA⋆

Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,

All, all alike endear’d, grown, ungrown, young or old,

Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,

Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,

A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,

Chair’d in the adamant of Time.