Go Forth

This is a recording lifted from a Levi’s commercial. The appropriated spoken word part is an excerpt from a reading (I do believe by Will Geer) of Walt Whitman‘s Pioneers! O Pioneers! I remember the first time I saw the ad, stuck in with the trailers at a movie theater, and I thought “Whoa, what have we here…?”

The poem itself speaks of Whitman’s passion for the westward expansion, for those who sought a more fulfilling life, and their courage in making those choices.

Pioneers! O Pioneers! (excerpt)

~ by markgleason on January 4, 2012.

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