I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work, The boatman singing what belongs to him in his
Fourth of July
Known as Independence Day, the Fourth of July is an annual, federal holiday that celebrates American independence from Great Britain. In 1776, Thomas Jefferson’s most famous piece of writing, the Declaration of Independence, was born and signed by the delegates of the Continental Congress. Today the Fourth of July is still celebrated as the birth of our country as we know it, and the holiday rings in the summer with fireworks, barbecues, gatherings, and parades. Browse these poems for the Fourth of July and read more about the poetry of the American Revolution.