Saturday, December 19, 2020

Walt Whitman, Brazil and A Christmas Greeting

photo © Mark Butkus 2014
From a Northern Star-Group to a Southern. 1889-'90.


Welcome, Brazilian brother — thy ample place is ready;
A loving hand — a smile from the north — a sunny instant hail!
(Let the future care for itself, where it reveals its troubles, impedimentas,
Ours, ours the present throe, the democratic aim, the acceptance
and the faith;)