Pioneers Oh Pioneers

Levis has some pretty intriguing commercials out lately.  One of them features the poem Pioneers! O Pioneers!  It is a poem by the American poet Walt Whitman. It was first published in 1865. The poem was written as a tribute to Whitman’s fervor for the great Westward expansion in the United States that led to things like the California Gold Rush and exploration of the far west.  It’s amazing how significant change inspires people.  Imagine exploring America for the first time.  Imagine all of the beautiful things, like Yellow Stone, the Grand Canyon, and the Redwoods.  So much of this isnt really thought of in this day and age.  I read the rest of this poem and it is amazing you should definitely check it out.

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click the pic to read the poem

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~ by witproductions on October 28, 2009.

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