Upton Sinclair, ed. (18781968).
The Cry for Justice: An Anthology of the Literature of Social Protest. 1915.
|Song of the Exposition|
By Walt Whitman
(Americas most original and creative poet, 18191892; printer and journalist, during the war an army nurse, and later a government clerk, discharged for publishing what his superiors considered an indecent book)
|AWAY with themes of war! away with War itself!|
|Hence from my shuddering sight, to never more return, that show of blackend, mutilated corpses!|
|That hell unpent, and raid of bloodfit for wild tigers, or for lop-tongued wolvesnot reasoning men!|
|And in its stead speed Industrys campaigns!|
|With thy undaunted armies, Engineering!|| 5|
|Thy pennants, Labor, loosend to the breeze!|
|Thy bugles sounding loud and clear!|