Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Great Regulars: On July 4, 2001, former poet laureate Robert Pinsky

read aloud for NewsHour viewers the concluding section of Walt Whitman's "By Blue Ontario's Shore." Pinsky said, "Whitman's list of what he 'will not shirk' remains an attractive agenda and can inspire a credible patriotism."

Here, for the 4th of July, are Walt Whitman's lines:

O I see flashing that this America is only you and me,

from Robert Pinsky: PBS: Newshour: From the NewsHour Archives: Robert Pinsky on the 4th of July


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