Walt Whitman — one of the greatest American poets — died on March 26,1892.
In remembrance of Walt Whitman, we offer five of his poems that we love from his famed collection LEAVES OF GRASS…
When was Leaves of Grass originally published?
Leaves of Grass was originally published on July 4, 1855 in Brooklyn, New York.
How many poems are in Leaves of Grass?
The first edition of 1855 had only 12 poems, but by the third edition the work had been expanded greatly to 134 poems.
What is the significance of grass in Leaves of Grass?
The image of grass is particularly prominent in the poem 'Song of Myself,' in which Whitman uses it as a metaphor for the cyclical nature of life.
Poets to Come
Poets to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
I myself but write one or two indicative words for the future,
I am a man who, sauntering along without fully stopping, turns a
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