In honor of the Fourth of July, hereís a poem by the most American of poets, our national poet, Walt Whitman, writing about what he writes best, the heart and wonder of America.
I Hear America Singing
by Walt Whitman
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready