Arts & Letters
Walt Whitman would be a pretty good antidote for the world's present troubles, thought Irish Playwright Sean (Juno and the Paycock) O'Casey, who set his idea to a little rhyme for the New Statesman and Nation:
SAINTLY SINNER, SING FOR US
Walt Whitman, one of the world's good wishes
Is the one that wishes you here today.
To sing, shake hands to the world's peoples
To listen, cock-ear'd, in a way of wonder,
To all the others have got to say;
Then with your own embracing message,
Lead all correctly, or lead us astray;
For either is...