"Prairie Spring" by Pulitzer Prize winning author Willa Cather (1873 - 1947) was offered by Poets.org's Poem-A-Day on December 29, 2013. The poem was first published in 1913 as a prologue to her novel O Pioneers! A link to the poem may be found here:
I was reminded of Walt Whitman's poetry as I read "Prairie Spring." The poem is at its core a modern "list" poem but with rich imagery of the midwest. It may also be read as a hymn to Youth.