America (Whitman)

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America
by Walt Whitman
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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.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.