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The most beautiful moment in American history

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Sometimes poetry requires poetry. (Hover over picture to animate.)


Centre of equal daughters, equal sons,

All, all alike endear'd, grown, ungrown, young or old,

Strong, ample, fair, enduring, capable, rich,

Perennial with the Earth, with Freedom, Law and Love,

A grand, sane, towering, seated Mother,

Chair'd in the adamant of Time.

--Walt Whitman, probably writing about watching this exact moment from his steampunk time machine.