Where is the Mississippi panorama And the girl who played the piano? Where are you, Walt? The Open Road goes to the used-car lot.
Walt Whitman at Bear Mountain (l. 6-9) (1962)
All that grave weight of America Cancelled! Like Greece and Rome. The future in ruins!Louis Simpson
It's complicated, being an American, Having the money and the bad conscience, both at the same time. Perhaps, after all, this is not the right subject for a poem.Louis Simpson