“Look about you,” says the motto
Of the finest of the states,
A peninsula most pleasant
With a wealth of wonder waits,
With a hist’ry like no other,
Having flown four nations’ flags.
If you look, you’ll have no question
Why a native sort of brags.
“Look about you” for a farmland
That’s as fertile as can be,
Where the beets and beans and cherries
Bring a very handsome fee.
See the factories and forests.
See the coal and copper mines.
See them peopled for the progress
That their industry designs.
“Look about you!” See the beauty
Of eleven thousand lakes.
See the shrines of higher learning
And the paths a tourist takes.
If you seek a state of grandeur
That the Lord has multi-blessed,
“Look about you” with assurance
That you see the very best.