In a nation of one hundred fine, mob-hearted, lynching, relenting, repenting millions, / There are plenty of sweeping, swinging, stinging, gorgeous things to shout about, / And knock your old blue devils out.
From “Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan — The Campaign of Eighteen Ninety-six, as Viewed at the Time by a Sixteen-Year-Old, etc.,” by Vachel Lindsay (1879-1931), from The Oxford Book of American Verse, Oxford University Press, New York (third printing, 1952).
To read more about and by Lindsay, start at this page of the Modern American Poetry site.
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