American Poet Walt Whitman Weighs in, in 1867/2015 with a “Song of the Broad Ax”


 Written in 1867 The shapes arise! Shapes of factories, arsenals, foundries, markets, Shapes of the two-threaded tracks of railroads Shapes of the sleepers of bridges, vast frameworks girders, arches… The main shapes arise! Shapes of Democracy total, result of centuries, Shapes ever projecting other shapes. Shapes of turbulent manly cities… Shapes bracing the earth and…