Aesthetic Realism Online Library Poetry by Eli Siegel

Fare Thee Well

Oh, mighty America, hast thou come to this?

Has all thy grandeur, all thy hopes, all thy wonder,

Thy Bradford and thy Franklin,

Thy Whitman and thy Boone,

Thy Cooper and thy Norris,

Thy London and thy Debs,

Thy Jane Addams and thy sunrise—

Come to this?

That thou shouldst be looked on with terror

By an unknown child in Asia?—

Fare thee well, O land, fare thee other.