Sunlight Is Flowing

Sunlight is flowing o’er everything growing,
Rising with joy to be everything showing:
Grasses and bushes and flowers and trees,
Grasshoppers, butterflies, black bumblebees;
Horses and cattle and kittens and dogs,
Apples and oranges and ciders and grogs;
Fields of alfalfa, potatoes and wheat,
Sowers and reapers who work to complete
All that is possible under their feet;
Railroaders, truckers, and vendors in town,
Talking and selling and spreading around
Trade that is building up Profit, the king,
Towering higher with wires that sing
For businessmen, thinkers, and doers, who steer
Glass-sheeted skyscrapers into the clear.

Sunlight is flowing o’er everything growing,
Rising with joy to be everything showing:
Cities and industries glittering sound,
Highways and bridges “that-a-way” bound!
Wheatfields, cornfields, everywhere found,
Coalmines and goldmines under the ground;
And deep into mountains white tunnels slice sweet
For cattle-filled trains and their stackings of meat;
And truckloads of merchandise heading to stores
For dreamers and buyers who march to the doors,
And seeing the “Sales!” of the bright-colored way,
Swing the doors wider to dance in and pay!

Sunlight is flowing o’er everything growing,
Rising with joy to be everything showing:
Men standing proud with their hands on their hips,
Watching the tide of the in-coming ships,
Or the swing of a hammer high up in air
As a master of girders slams one—“There!”
Or the clean thrust of steel parting a hill
For good men to enter and go where they will;
Or the climb up that hill of a lover of love,
Who follows theĀ plane of her hero above.

Sunlight is flowing o’er everything growing,
Rising with joy to be everything showing:
Earth in its spinning, man in his winning,
Triumph unfurled finding the world!

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