Carl Sandburg (1878 - 1967)
It seemed that the dream had been lost.
The high ideals had flown, the sweetness of liberty was gone.
But now a new day is dawning for us and for the world.
The change has come. Our flag is beautiful again.
Today the people of the United States vibrate in harmony,
like the strings of a harp stirred by Spirit.
The man who grew up in Hawaii is reaching
a sincere hand of Aloha to all. . .